Revelation 7:5 thru 8 list all the tribes of Isreal except the tribe of Dan. However in place of the tribe of Dan is the tribe of Manasses. Who is the tribe of Manasses and where did they come from?
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The above reference to Rev 7-8 should be Rev 7:1-8.
I do wonder , if Joseph is not concidered a tribe then why is his tribe listed in the 144,000? Could this explain why Ephraim is not listed? Thanks cam8510.
one explanation for exclusion of Ephraim would be that by late 1st century, reference to Manasseh was short for both E&M since originally they were one tribe. Rev.7, 12 tribes are needed. Dan was dropped as was Ephraim. Joseph and Manasseh mad
This would explain alot. The tribe of Dan did get themselves involved in idolatry almost from the every start. Many thanks Greg.
Dan (Genesis 49:17; Judges 18:30) and Ephraim (Hosea 4:17) were idolatrous and left out of the list of the 12 tribes in Rev 7:4-8. However, Dan is the first tribe listed in Ezekiel’s millennial role call of the tribes (Ezekiel 48).
Lois- Thanks for your answer. The tribe of Dan leaves me baffled. Maybe there 's a good solid answer out there that caan explain this. Again thanks
SeanBrook- I believe your right, most clergy don't have a clue. Thank you
In the book of Ezekiel God said He would bring all the tribes back to the land of Isreal. I would assume this included the tribe of Dan. With that said it's a puzzle as to why Dan is left out of the 144,000. I will view the link you mentioned. Thanks
It could well be the remnant of Dan was absorbed into other tribes; it may still exist, but with a different name. Just for fun, go to the part where the twelve original tribes receive their patriarchal blessings, and read them as prophecy.
Can one really state for sure if it's one or the other. It is at best a guess as to wether it is fleshly Isreal or Spiritual Isreal. No one really knows at this point. I believe only time will tell. Many thanks irenemaria