Zebulun

Zebulun (Zeb´yuh-luhn; Heb., “exalt”)

The sixth son of Jacob (Gen 30:19-20). Jacob’s blessing of Zebulun implies that his descendants would live along or near the Mediterranean coast and would maintain close relations with the Phoenicians (Gen 49:13). The tribe was allotted the territory of south-central Galilee (Josh 19:10-16). Zebulun, while a hinterland, was not isolated; some of Canaan’s most important highways passed along its boundaries, by which the tribe had easy access to the sea (Gen 49:13; Deut 33:19). Jesus’s hometown, Nazareth, was located in the heart of Zebulun (Isa 9:1; Matt 4:15).

Gen 30:19-20

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Gen 49:13

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Josh 19:10-16

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Gen 49:13

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Deut 33:19

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Isa 9:1

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Matt 4:15

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