What Are the Names of the 12 Tribes of Israel?

The names of the 12 tribes of Israel are Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh. These are the names of the sons and grandsons of Jacob, from which biblical tradition holds the 12 tribes descend, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

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