Jacob’s Family

The mother’s of Jacob’s children, and the children in order:
Leah Jacob’s first wife
Zilpah Leah’s handmaiden
Rachel Jacob’s second wife
Bilhah Rachel’s handmaiden
Simeon
Reuben
Levi
Judah
Naphtali
Dan
Asher
Gad
Issachar
Zebulun
Dinah
Joseph
Benjamin
Joseph had two sons in Egypt, Mannasseh and Ephraim, who were adopted by Jacob and called ‘half-tribes’. The twelve tribes of Israel, as they are generally referred to, are the tribes allotted land in Canaan. They are: Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Mannasseh and Ephraim. Levi were the priestly tribe who lived amongst and served the other twelve tribes.