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Where are the Twelve Tribes of Israel Today?


The 12 tribes of Israel were formed through the sons of Jacob, his name was later changed to Israel. They consisted of, listed in the order from oldest to youngest: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin.

Two of Israel's sons did not received an inheritance of land (no tribe), Joseph and Levi:
Levi - Levi had no tribal territory for the Lord was the tribe’s inheritance, they were scattered among the other Israelite tribes.
Joseph - Joseph did not receive an inheritance of land (no tribe), but Joseph’s 2 sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, were considered heads of their own tribes and both received an inheritance of land.

The Twelve Tribes of Israel

Judah - Jews - The southern 2 tribes of Israel
Consist of Judah and Benjamin.

Israel - Israelites - The northern 10 tribes of Israel
Consist of Reuben, Simeon, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun, Gad, Dan, Asher, Manasseh (Joseph’s son) and Ephraim (Joseph’s son).

Where are the tribes of Israel today?

Below is a list of the major countries where the children of Israel migrated to after their captivity. This information is based on historical and linguistic evidence, but not all are known with absolute certainty. The following identifications are generalities, in addition, national borders do not always constitute their boundaries. Many gentile nations (gentiles are those of non-Israelitish backgrounds) have mingled in these same countries, particularly in major metropolitan areas.

Judah - Primarily nation of Israel but also scattered among other people
Benjamin - Norway, Iceland
Reuben - France
Issachar - Finland
Zebulun - Holland (the Netherlands)
Dan - Ireland, Denmark
Asher - Belgium, Luxembourg
Naphtali - Sweden
Gad - Switzerland, Germany
Manasseh - United States of America
Ephraim - British Commonwealth: Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Levi - Scattered among descendants of Israel
Simeon - Scattered among descendants of Israel


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