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

19And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son.20Then Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good dowry; now my husband will honor me, because I have ... View more

Gen 49:13

13Zebulun shall settle at the shore of the sea;
he shall be a haven for ships,
and his border shall be at Sidon.

Josh 19:10-16

The Territory of Zebulun
10The third lot came up for the tribe of Zebulun, according to its families. The boundary of its inheritance reached as far as Sarid;11 ... View more

Gen 49:13

13Zebulun shall settle at the shore of the sea;
he shall be a haven for ships,
and his border shall be at Sidon.

Deut 33:19

19They call peoples to the mountain;
there they offer the right sacrifices;
for they suck the affluence of the seas
and the hidden treasures of the sand.

Isa 9:1

The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebul ... View more

Matt 4:15

15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—

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