'Tribe' in the Bible
"Look, I've called Uri's son Bezalel, grandson of Hur from Judah's tribe
Along with him I'm appointing Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, and I've given wisdom to all who are skilled so they can make everything that I've commanded you,
Moses told the Israelis, "Look, the LORD has called Uri's son Bezalel, grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah,
And he has given both him and Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan the ability to teach.
Now Uri's son Bezalel, grandson of Hur from the tribe of Judah, made everything that the LORD had ordered Moses to build.
With him was Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, an engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet material, and of fine linen.
Then the Israeli woman's son blasphemed the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan.
Set aside and consecrate the fiftieth year to declare liberty throughout the land for all of its inhabitants. It is to be a jubilee for you. Every person is to return to his own land that he has inherited. Likewise, every person is to return to his tribe.
His uncle or his uncle's son may redeem him or any blood relative from his tribe may redeem him. If he becomes rich, then he may redeem himself.
One man from each tribe is to accompany you, each man being the leader of his ancestral house.
Those registered with the tribe of Reuben numbered 46,500.
Those registered with the tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300.
Those registered with the tribe of Gad numbered 45,650.
Those registered with the tribe of Judah numbered 74,600.
Those registered with the tribe of Issachar numbered 54,400.
Those registered with the tribe of Zebulun numbered 57,400.
Those registered with the tribe of Joseph numbered 40,500.
Those registered with the tribe of Manasseh numbered 32,200.
Those registered with the tribe of Benjamin numbered 35,400.
Those registered with the tribe of Dan numbered 62,700.
Those registered with the tribe of Asher numbered 41,500.
"Be sure not to number or count the tribe of Levi with the rest of the Israelis.
"The tribe of Issachar is to encamp beside Judah. The leader of Issachar is to be Zuar's son Nethanel.
"Next is to be the tribe of Zebulun. The leader of Zebulun is to be Helon's son Eliab.
"The tribe of Simeon is to camp beside Reuben. The leader of Simeon is to be Zurishaddai's son Shelumiel.
"Next is to be the tribe of Gad. The leader of Gad is to be Deuel's son Eliasaph.
"The tribe of Manasseh is to encamp beside them. The leader of Manasseh is to be Pedahzur's son Gamaliel.
"Next is to be the tribe of Benjamin. The leader of Benjamin is to be Gideoni's son Abidan.
"The tribe of Asher is to encamp beside them. The leader of Asher is to be Ochran's son Pagiel.
"Next is to be the tribe of Naphtali. The leader of Naphtali is to be Enan's son Ahira.
So the Israelis did everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses; that is, they encamped under their standard as each person traveled with his own tribe and ancestral house.
"Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them to Aaron the priest so they may serve him.
The leader of the tribe and family of Gershon was Lael's son Eliasaph.
The leader of the tribe and family of Kohath was Uzziel's son Elizaphan.
The leader of the tribe and family of Merari was Abihail's son Zuriel. The descendants of Merari encamped beside the tent toward the north.
As the LORD had instructed, everyone counted by Moses and Aaron from the descendants of Levi, according to their tribe, all males from a month old and above numbered 22,000.
"You are not to eliminate the tribe of the families of the descendants of Kohath from the descendants of Levi.
The total according to their tribe numbered 2,750
from the tribe of the descendants of Kohath, everyone who would be serving at the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to what the LORD had said, under the supervision of Moses.
On the first day Amminadab's son Nahshon, from the tribe of Judah, presented
Gideoni's son Abidan was in charge of the army of the tribe of Benjamin.
From Judah's tribe, Jephunneh's son Caleb;
You are also to write Aaron's name on the tribe of Levi, since there is to be one rod for every leader of their ancestral tribes.
So Moses spoke to the Israelis, and each of the tribe leaders gave him a rod, one for each leader, according to their ancestral tribes, for a total of twelve rods. Aaron's rod was one of them.
The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!
Later, the LORD told Aaron, "You, your sons, and your father's tribe with you are to bear the iniquity of the sanctuary. Also, you and your sons with you are to bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
Moreover, bring your brothers from your father's tribe of Levi with you, so they may join you and minister to you while you and your sons with you stand in the presence of the Tent of Testimony.
Then Moses ordered the judges of Israel, "Each one of you is to execute the men in his own tribe who joined the Baal-peor cult."
Now the name of the Israeli man who was slain, along with the Midianite woman, was Salu's son Zimri, a leader from the tribe of Simeon.
"Take a census of the entire community of Israel from the age of 20 years and above, according to each ancestral tribe, counting everyone who is able to go out to war in Israel."
The tribe of Issachar, listed according to their families, included: From Tola, the family of the descendants of Tola; from Puvah, the family of the descendants of Puvah;
The tribe of Zebulun, listed according to their families, included: From Sered, the family of the descendants of Sered; from Elon, the family of the descendants of Elon; and from Jahleel, the family of the descendants of Jahleel.
The tribe of Joseph, listed according to their families, included Manasseh and Ephraim.
The tribe of Benjamin, listed according to their families, included: From Bela, the family of the descendants of Bela; from Ashbel, the family of the descendants of Ashbel; from Ahiram, the family of the descendants of Ahiram;
The tribe of Dan, listed according to their families, included the families of the descendants of Shuham.
The tribe of Asher, listed according to their families, included: From Imnah, the family of the descendants of Imnah; from Ishvi, the family of the descendants of Ishvi; and from Beriah, the family of the descendants of Beriah.
The tribe of Naphtali, listed according to their families, included: From Jahzeel, the family of the descendants of Jahzeel; from Guni, the family of the descendants of Guni;
but the land is to be divided by lot, inheriting according to the names of their ancestor's tribe.
Now the daughters of Hepher's son Zelophehad, Gilead's grandson, who had been fathered by Machir, who had been fathered by Manasseh, from the tribe of Manasseh, the direct son of Joseph, were named Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They approached
Send 1,000 men to war from every tribe throughout all of Israel."
So 1,000 men from every tribe 12,000 from the thousands of Israel were mustered and equipped for war.
Moses sent 1,000 men from every tribe to fight against them, along with Eleazar's son Phinehas, in whose hands were the articles of the sanctuary and trumpets to sound battle alarms.
The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, as defined by their ancestral houses, have received their inheritance.
You are to appoint a leader from each tribe to divide the land for inheritance.
These are the names of the men: Appoint Jephunneh's son Caleb from the tribe of Judah,
From the tribe of Joseph, you are to appoint Ephod's son Hanniel to be leader of the half tribe of Manasseh,
You are to apportion the towns that you will be giving the Israelis according to the relative size of the tribe. Take a larger portion from those larger in number and a lesser portion from those fewer in number. Each is to set aside towns for the descendants of Levi proportional to the size of their inheritance that they receive."
The leaders of the ancestral families of the descendants of Gilead, who were descendants of Machir, and descendants of Manasseh, from Joseph's tribe, approached and spoke to Moses and the leaders of the ancestral houses of the Israelis.
But when they get married to one of the descendants of the tribes of Israel, their inheritances are to be withdrawn from our father's inheritance and added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they are to belong. Consequently, it is to be withdrawn from the portion of our inheritance.
Then, when the Jubilee Year of the Israelis comes, their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they have come to belong. Their inheritance will thus be taken away from the inheritance of our father's tribe!"
So Moses issued the Israelis these orders based on what the LORD said: "The tribe of the descendants of Joseph has spoken.
This is what the LORD is commanding the daughters of Zelophehad: If they decide it's a good idea in their opinion to get married only within the family of their father's tribe, then let them get married
so that the inheritance of the Israelis won't be turned over from one tribe to another. Each one has an inheritance from his own father's tribe that the Israelis are to maintain.
Every daughter who is in possession of an inheritance from the Israelis is to marry someone from the families within her father's tribe so the Israelis can retain possession of their ancestral inheritance.
That way, their inheritance won't be turned over from one tribe to another, because the Israelis are each to maintain their ancestral inheritances."