The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel

and the House of Judah

Chart of the Modern Israelite Nations

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Tribes of Jacob Biblical Identification Genesis 48-49 Modern Location
Reuben (Jacob's first born) "Unstable as Water" Northern France
Simeon "scattered within Israel" Welsh and Jews
Levi "scattered within Israel" (priesthood) (Israeli, Scots and scattered within Israel)
Judah "The Sceptre shall not depart from Judah" Royal sons of Perez and Zerah: includes the royal lineages of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Ethnic Israelis; Occidental (white) Jews , Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews; also sons of Shelah:
Dan "Serpent by the Way" (mariners, adventurer-colonists) Ireland & Denmark
Naphtali "hind let loose: he giveth goodly words" Norway & Sweden
Gad "Gad enlarged couches like a lion" Switzerland
Asher "Royal Dainties" Belgium and Luxembourg, South Africa
Issachar "Strong Donkey couching down between two burdens:"  Finland
Zebulun "Haven of the Sea & Ships:"(merchant traders / calligraphers / invented the printing press) (Holland) Netherlands
Ephraim "Multitude of Nations" British Commonwealth Canada
Manasseh Joseph's first born: "A Great People (Nation)  United States of America
Benjamin "Ravin as a wolf:" (mariners / merchant traders / Vikings) Normans, Iceland, Quebecois