Jesus keep me near the cross, on my own I am prone to wander.
These are the names of the twelve sons of Jacob: Genesis 35:21
Relate: If I were to ask a question, “How many tribes of Israel were there?” I am willing to bet nearly everybody (except those reading the title and expecting a trick) would have answered 12. This answer is to be expected because pretty much everywhere they are mentioned in the Bible, they are listed as twelve. There are twelve sons of Jacob (renamed Israel) but there are actually thirteen tribes in the nation Israel. How so?
In the next few days of our reading through the Bible (click the link above, slackers) Joseph is going to be sold into slavery. From there he will have a roller coaster ride that will end with him raised up to the role of VP (vice Pharaoh). Somewhere along the line he is going to have…
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