Andrew Tobolowsky

Andrew Tobolowsky


Andrew Tobolowsky is an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies department at William & Mary. He is the author of The Sons of Jacob and the Sons of Herakles: The History of the Tribal System and the Organization of Biblical Identity (Mohr Siebeck, 2017).


The Twelve Tribes of Israel

The twelve tribes of Israel tradition plays a central role in the Bible’s definition of Israelite identity but may or may not reflect early Israelite realities.