–1. A name given to Jacob Ge 32:24-32; 2Ki 17:34; Ho 12:3,4

–2. A name of the Messiah in prophecy Isa 49:3

–3. A name given to the descendants of Jacob, a nation

.Also called ISRAELITES, and HEBREWS Ge 43:32; Ex 1:15; 9:7; 10:3; 21:2; Le 23:42; Jos 13:6

.Etc 1Sa 4:6; 13:3,19; 14:11,21; Php 3:5

–(TRIBES OF ISRAEL were named after the sons of Jacob)

–(Usually, in lists, the names of Levi and Joseph, two sons of Jacob, do not appear)

.The descendants of Levi were consecrated to the rites of religion, and the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, were adopted by Jacob in Joseph’s place Ge 48:5; Jos 14:4

.And their names appear in the catalogues of tribes instead of those of Levi and Joseph, as follows, ASHER, BENJAMIN, DAN, EPHRAIM, GAD, ISSACHAR, JUDAH, MANASSEH, NAPHTALI, REUBEN, SIMEON, ZEBULUN

.Names of, seen in John’s vision, on the gates of the New Jerusalem Re 21:12

.Prophecies concerning Ge 15:5,13; 25:23; 26:4; 27:28,29,40; 48:19; 49; De 33

.Prophecies about the multitude of Ge 13:16; 15:5; 22:17; 26:4; 28:14

.Prophecies of their captivity in Eqypt Ge 15:13,14; Ac 7:6,7

.Divided into families, each of which had a chief Nu 25:14; 26; 36:1; Jos 7:14; 1Ch 4; 5; 6; 7; 8

.Number of, who went into Egypt Ge 46:8-27; Ex 1:5; De 10:22; Ac 7:14

.Number of, at the time of the exodus Ex 12:37,38; with Ge 47:27; Ex 1:7-20; Ps 105:24; Ac 7:17

.Number of, fit for military service when they left Egypt Ex 12:37

.Number of, at Sinai, by tribes Nu 1:1-50

.Number of, after the plague Nu 26

.Number of, when David counted (conducted a census) 2Sa 24:1-9; 1Ch 21:5,6; 27:23,24

.Number of, after the captivity Ezr 2:64; Ne 7:66,67

.Number of, in John’s apocalyptic vision Re 7:1-8

.Lived in Goshen Ge 46:28-34; 47:4-10,27,28

.Lived in Egypt for four-hundred and thirty years Ex 12:40,41; with Ge 15:13; Ac 7:6; Ga 3:17

.Were enslaved and oppressed by the Egyptians Ex 1; 2; 5; Ac 7:18-21

.Their groaning heard by God Ex 2:23-25

.Moses commissioned as the deliverer Ex 3:2-22; 4:1-17

.The land of Egypt was plagued on their account


.Exempt from the plagues Ex 8:22,23; 9:4-6,26; 10:23; 11:7; 12:13

.Children were spared when the firstborn of the Egyptians were killed Ex 12:13,23

.Instituted the Passover Ex 12:1-28

.Borrowed jewels from the Egyptians Ex 11:2,3; 12:35,36; Ps 105:37

.Urged by the Egyptians to depart Ex 12:31-39

.Journey from Rameses to Succoth Ex 12:37-39

.Made the journey by night Ex 12:42

.The day of their deliverance to be a memorial Ex 12:42; 13:3-16

.Led by God Ex 13:18,21,22

.Providentially cared for De 8:3,4; 29:5,6; 34:7; Ne 9:21; Ps 105:37



.Journey from Succoth to Etham Ex 13:20

.Journey to Pi-hahiroth Ex 14:2; Nu 33:5-7

.Pursued by the Egyptians Ex 14:5-31

.Pass through the Red Sea Ex 14:19-22; De 11:4; Ps 78; 105; 106; 136

.The order of the march Nu 2

.Journey to Marah Ex 15:23; Nu 33:8

.Complained on account of the bitter water Ex 15:23-25

.Water of, sweetened Ex 15:25

.Journey to Elim Ex 15:27; Nu 33:9

.For the itinerary, see Nu 33

.Complained for food Ex 16:2,3

.Provided with manna and quail Ex 16:4-36

.Complained for lack of water at Rephidim Ex 17:2-7

.Water miraculously supplied from the rock at Meribah Ex 17:5-7

.Defeat the Amalekites Ex 17:13; De 25:17,18

.Arrive at Sinai Ex 19:1; Nu 33:15

.At the suggestion of Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, they organize a system of government Ex 18:25; De 1:9-17

.The message of God to them, requiring that they must be obedient to his commandments, and as a reward they would be a holy nation to him, and their reply Ex 19:3-8

.Sanctify themselves for receiving the law Ex 19:10-15

.The law delivered to Ex 20; 21; 22; 23; 24:1-4; Le 25; 26; 27

.The people receive it and covenant obedience to it Ex 24:3,7

.Idolatry of Ex 32; De 9:17-21

.The anger of the Lord in consequence Ex 32:9-14

.Moses’ indignation; breaks the tables of stone; enters the camp; commands the Levites; three thousand die Ex 32:19-35

.Punished by a plague Ex 32:35

.Obduracy of Ex 33:3; 34:9; De 9:12-29

.God withdraws his presence Ex 33:1-3

.The mourning of, when God refused to lead them Ex 33:4-10

.Tables renewed Ex 34

.Pattern for the tabernacle and the appurtenances, and forms of worship to be observed Ex 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31

.Gifts consecrated for the creation of the tabernacle Ex 35; 36:1-7; Nu 7

.The erection of the tabernacle; the manufacture of the appurtenances including the garments of the priests; and their sanctification Ex 36:8-38; 37; 38; 39; 40

.First sacrifice offered by, under the law Le 8:14-36; 9:8-24

.Second Passover observed Nu 9:1-5

.March out of the wilderness Nu 10:11-36

.For the itinerary, see Nu 33

.The order of camping sites and the march Nu 2

.Arrive at the border of Canaan Nu 12:16

.Send twelve spies to view the land Nu 13; 32:8; De 1:22,25; Jos 14:7

.Return with a majority report and a minority report Nu 13:26-33; 14:6-10

.Complaining over the report Nu 14:1-5

.The judgment of God upon them in consequence of their unbelief and complaining Nu 14:13-39

.Reaction, and their purpose to enter the land; are defeated by the Amalekites Nu 14:40-45; De 1:41-45

.Abide at Kadesh De 1:46

.Return to the wilderness, where they remain for thirty eight years, and all die except Joshua and Caleb Nu 14:20-39

.Rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram Nu 16:1-40; De 11:6

.Complain against Moses and Aaron, are plagued, fourteen-thousand and seven-hundred people die, plague stopped Nu 16:41-50

.Complain for lack of water in Meribah; the rock is struck Nu 20:1-13

.Are refused passage through the country of Edom Nu 20:14-21

.The death of Aaron Nu 20:22,29; 33:38,39; De 10:6

.Defeat the Canaanites Nu 21:1-3

.Are scourged with fiery (poisonous) serpents Nu 21:4-9

.Defeat the Amorites Nu 21:21-32; De 2:24-35

.Defeat the king of Baasha Nu 21:33-35; De 3:1-17

.Arrive in the plains of Moab, at the fords of the Jordan River Nu 22:1; 33:48,49

.Commit idolatry with the people of Moab Nu 25:1-5

.Punished by a plague in consequence, twenty-four thousand people die Nu 25:6-15; 26:1

.The people numbered for the allotment of the land Nu 26

.The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance Nu 27:1-11; Jos 17:3-6

.Conquest of the Midianites Nu 31

.Nations dread De 2:25

.Renew the covenant De 29

.Moses dies, and the people mourn De 34

.Joshua appointed the leader Nu 27:18-23; De 31:23


.All who were numbered at Mount Sinai perished in the wilderness except Caleb and Joshua Nu 26:63,65; De 2:14-16

.Piety of those who entered Canaan Jos 23:8; Jud 2:7-10; Jer 2:2,3

.Men chosen to allot the lands of Canaan among the tribes and families Nu 34:17-29

.Remove from Shittim to the Jordan River Jos 3:1

.Cross the Jordan River Jos 4

.Circumcision observed and the Passover celebrated Jos 5

.Jericho captured Jos 6

.Ai captured Jos 7; 8

.Make a treaty with the Gibeonites Jos 9

.Defeat the five Amoritish kings Jos 10

.Conquest of the land Jos 21:43-45; with Jud 1

.The land allotted Jos 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21

.Two and one-half tribes return from the west side of the Jordan River; erect a memorial to signify the unity of the tribes; the memorial misunderstood; the controversy which followed; its amicable resolution Jos 22

.Joshua’s exhortation immediately before his death Jos 23

.Covenant renewed, death of Joshua Jos 24; Jud 2:8,9

.Religious fidelity during the life of Joshua Jos 24:31; Jud 2:7


.Public affairs administered four-hundred and fifty years by the judges Jud 2:16-19; Ac 13:20

.The original inhabitants not fully expelled Jud 1:27-36; 3:1-7

.Reproved by an angel for not casting out the original inhabitants Jud 2:1-5

.People turn to idolatry Jud 2:10-23

.Delivered for their idolatry to the king of Mesopotamia during eight years, their repentance and deliverance Jud 3:8-11

.Renew their idolatry, and are put under tribute to the king of Moab during eighteen years, repent and are delivered by Ehud, eighty years of peace follow Jud 3:12-30

.Shamgar resists a foray of the Philistines and delivers Israel Jud 3:31

.People again do evil and are put under bonds to the king of Syria for twenty years Jud 4:1-3

.Delivered by Deborah, a prophetess, and judged Jud 4; 5

.Seven years of bondage to the Midianites; delivered by Gideon Jud 6; 7; 8:1-28


.Return to idolatry Jud 8:33,34

.Abimelech foments an inter-tribal war Jud 9

.Led by Tola for twenty-three years Jud 10:1,2

.Led by Jair for twenty-two years Jud 10:3,4

.The people backslide, and are given over to the Philistines for chastisement for eighteen years; they repent and turn to the Lord; they are delivered by Jephthah Jud 10:6-18; 11

.The Ephraimites go to war against other tribes; they are defeated by Jephthah Jud 12:1-7

.Led by Ibzan for seven years Jud 12:8-10

.Led by Elon for ten years Jud 12:11,12

.Led by Abdon for eight years Jud 12:13-15

.The people backslide again are chastened by the Philistines for forty years Jud 13:1

.Led by Samson for twenty years Jud 15:20; with 13; 14; 15; 16

.Scandal of the Bethlehemite’s concubine, and the consequent war between the Benjamites and the other tribes Jud 19; 20; 21

.Led by Eli for forty years 1Sa 4:18; with 1; 2; 3; 4

.Struck down by the Philistines at Eben-ezer 1Sa 4:1,2,10,11

.They demand a king 1Sa 8:5-20; Ho 13:10


.Saul anointed as king 1Sa 10; 11:12-15; 12:13

.Ammonites invade Israel, are defeated 1Sa 11

.Philistines struck down 1Sa 14

.Amalekites defeated 1Sa 15

.David anointed as king 1Sa 16:11-13

.Goliath killed 1Sa 17

.Israel defeated by the Philistines, and Saul and his sons are killed 1Sa 31


.David defeats the Amalekites 1Sa 30; 2Sa 1:1

.David made king 2Sa 2:4,11

.Ish-bosheth made king 2Sa 2:8-10

.The conflict between the two political factions 2Sa 2:12-32; 3:1

.David made king over all Israel 2Sa 5:1-5

.Conquests of David 2Sa 8

.Absalom’s rebellion 2Sa 15:18


.Solomon anointed as king 1Ki 1:32-40

.The Temple built 1Ki 6

.Solomon’s palace built 1Ki 7

.Solomon’s death 1Ki 11:41-43



–(Foreshadowing circumstances indicating the separation)

Disagreement after Saul’s death 2Sa 2; 1Ch 12:23-40; 13

.Lukewarmness of the ten tribes, and zeal of Judah for David in Absolom’s rebellion 2Sa 19:41-43

.The rebellion of Sheba 2Sa 20

.The two factions are distinguished as Israel and Judah during David’s reign 2Sa 21:2

.Providential Zec 11:14

.Revolt consummated under Rehoboam, son and successor of Solomon 1Ki 12:4

–4. The name of the ten tribes that revolted from the house (kingdom) of David

.Also called JACOB Ho 12:2

–(The list of the kings of Israel, and the period of time in which they reigned. For the facts of their reigns see under each name)

–1. Jeroboam, twenty-two years

–2. Nadab, about two years

–3. Baasha, twenty-four years

–4. Elah, two years

–5. Zimri, seven days

–6. Omri, twelve years

–7. Ahab, twenty-two years

–8. Ahaziah, two years

–9. Jehoram, twelve years

–10. Jehu, twenty-eight years

–11. Jehoahaz, seventeen years

–12. Jehoash, sixteen years

–13. Jeroboam II, forty-one years

–14. Zachariah, six months

–15. Shallum, one month

–16. Menahem, ten years

–17. Pekahiah, two years

–18. Pekah, twenty years

–19. Hoshea, nine years

–(The ten tribes were carried away captive to Assyria)


.War continued between the two kingdoms all the days of Rehoboam and Jeroboam 1Ki 14:30

.War continued between Jeroboam and Abijam 1Ki 15:7

.War continued between Baasha and Asa 1Ki 15:16,32

.Famine prevails during the reign of Ahab 1Ki 18:1-6

.Israel, also called SAMARIA, invaded by, but defeats, Ben-hadad, king of Syria 1Ki 20

.Moab rebels 2Ki 1:1; 3

.Army of Syria invades Israel, but peacefully withdraws through the tact of the prophet Elisha 2Ki 6:8-23

.The city of Samaria besieged 2Ki 6:24-33; 7

.The city of Samaria captured, and the people carried to Assyria 2Ki 17

.The land repopulated 2Ki 17:24

.The remnant that remained after the able-bodied persons were carried into captivity affiliated with the kingdom of Judah 2Ch 30:18-26; 34:6; 35:18

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