Numbers: Chapter 1- The Census
Jacob had 12 sons...the census was organized around this organizational format. This is important, as all later organization of Israel is around these twelve sons. Also, when we meet major people later, they are referred to a descendants of these twelve:
Sons of Jacob & Leah:
Reuben- Leader was Elizur son of Shedeur- 46,500
Simeon- Leader Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai- 59,300
Judah- Leader Nashon son of Amminadab- 74,600
Issachar- Leader Nethanel son of Zuar- 54,400
Zebulun- Leader Eliab son of Helon- 57,400
Levi- (1:47-50) The Levites, however, were not registered by ancestral tribe with the others. For the Lord had told Moses, “The tribe of Levi alone you shall not enroll nor include in the census along with the other Israelites. You are to give the Levites charge of the dweeling of the commandments with all its equipment and all that belongs to it. It is they who shall carry the dwelling with all its equipment and who shall be its’ ministers.
Sons of Jacob & Rachel:
Ephraim son of Joseph- Leader Elishama son of Ammihud- 40,500
Manasseh son of Joseph- Leader Gamaliel son of Pedahzur- 32,200
Benjamin- Leader Abidan son of Gideoni- 35,400
Sons of Jacob & Zilpah:
Gad- Leader Eliasaph son of Deuel- 46,650
Asher- Leader Pogiel son of Ocran- 41,500
Sons of Jacob & Bilhan:
Dan- Leader Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai- 62,700
Naphtalki- Leader Ahira son of Enan- 53,400
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