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originally posted by: Sigismundus
Why are the biblical lists of the 12 tribes of Israel so different from each other?
Whatever happened to Meroz, Makir & Gilead?
Who can name all 12 tribes of ancient Yisro'el ... and get it right? I admit, I'm stumped.
Here is a section of the Song of Deborah in Judges 5:13ff which only lists 10 tribes...
The remnant of the nobles came down;
yea, the people of YHWH came down to me against the Mighty.
Some came from Ephraim, whose roots were in Amalek;
Benjamin was with the people who followed you.
From Makir captains came down,
from Zebulun those who bear a commander’s staff.
The princes of Issachar were with Deborah;
yes, Issachar was with Barak,
sent under his command into the valley.
In the districts of Reuben
there was much searching of heart...
Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan.
And Dan, why did he linger by the ships?
Asher remained on the coast
and stayed in his coves.
The people of Zebulun risked their very lives;
so did Naphtali on the terraced fields.
Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of YHWH
‘Curse its people bitterly, because they did not come to help YHWH,
to help YHWHagainst the mighty.’
So...here is Deborah's list of only 10 Tribes from the poem above.
Ephraim, Benjamin, Makir, Zebulun, Issachar, Reuben, Gilead, Dan, Naphtali & Meroz
Missing from Deborah's list of 10 are Manasseh, Levi, Simeon and Judah and added to this list are Makir, Gilead and Meroz.
cf: the list in Genesis Genesis 29:32 - 30:24 and Genesis 35:18
Yakkov/Yisro'el had 12 sons arranged according to mothers :
The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn
Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali.
The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah: Gad and Asher
The list of names would look like: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benyamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad & Asher
It seems at one point in its history, the tribe of Benjamin provided Israel with its first king, Saul, and was later assimilated into the tribe of Judah
In Numbers chapter 1, Levi & Joseph are both missing but Ephraim and Manasseh appear in their place. But in Revelation 7 Dan is removed and replaced by Manasseh:
Here is the list in Numbers chapter 1 (no Levi and no Joseph)
Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, Manasseh, Benyamin, Dan, Asher, Gad and Naphtali,
In Revelation chapter 7 the two tribes of Dan and Ephraim are both completely missing and Manasseh and Levi are added to the list of those that were 'sealed'
Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph and Benyamin
originally posted by: Gnosisisfaith
Ephraim and Mannassah are half tribes. 12 is a sacred number like 12 Apostles. That's why Saul the Pharisee is a false prophet. Jesus doesn't recognize him and revelation confirms that there are only 12 Apostles. Saul is one of those who say they are apostles but are not from ephesus that Jesus mentions. Jacobs sons are clearly listed. Who were Ishmaels sons is a better question. He had 12 as well.
Simon Magus from the Bible presented himself as “some great one” or an Archon and was completely possessed by Satan and was able to perform “lying signs and wonders”. Apostle Peter through the Holy Spirit was able to defeat Simon’s sorcery.
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Satanic practices throughout the world can be traced in an unbroken line directly back to Gnosticism...
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The current Illuminati religion is based on Gnosticism...
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To understand how people are being brainwashed by The Illuminati to hate God and accept the coming Anti-Christ ... You must understand gnosticism! Even the first century church had to deal with these heretics... They claim that the devil is the savior and our God is a devil! They invert the truth!
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The Early Church father, Irenaeus, who wrote a five volume book on the subject called “Against Heresies”, believed that all heresies were rooted in Gnosticism, and thus any heretic was deemed a Gnostic.
originally posted by: stupid girl
Most of the Apostlic letters that make up the last half of the New Testament were written with the intent to refute the increasing heresies of Gnosticism. So in essence, Gnostic beliefs are based on the opposite of what Jesus instructed those who follow Him to do. Gnostic beliefs go against the Truths revealed to us by Christ Himself through His Apostles.
The 4th Century Church historian, Eusebius, also wrote of the influence that Simon Magus had in the 1st Century: “Simon was at that time so celebrated, and had acquired, by his jugglery, such influence over those who were deceived by him, that he was thought to be the great power of God. But at this time, being amazed at the wonderful deeds wrought by Philip through the divine power, he pretended faith in Christ, even going so far as to receive baptism. And what is surprising, those who follow his most impure heresy do the same thing even to this day.
For they, after the manner of their forefather, slipping into the Church, like a pestilential and leprous disease greatly afflict those into whom they are able to infuse the deadly and terrible poison concealed in themselves. The most of these have been expelled as soon as they have been caught in their wickedness, as Simon himself, when detected by Peter, received the merited punishment”.
SIMON MAGUS the HERESIARCH [PDF]