The Descendants of Issachar 7 1Issachar had four sons: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron. 2Tola had six sons: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel. They were heads of families of the clan of Tola and were famous soldiers. At the time of King David their descendants numbered 22,600. 3Uzzi had one son, Izrahiah. Izrahiah and his four sons, Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah, were all heads of families. 4They had so many wives and children that their descendants were able to provide 36,000 men for military duty. 5The official records of all the families of the tribe of Issachar listed 87,000 men eligible for military duty. The Descendants of Benjamin and Dan 6Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael. 7Bela had five sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of families in the clan and were all famous soldiers. Their descendants included 22,034 men eligible for military duty. 8Becher had nine sons: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. 9The official record of their descendants by families listed 20,200 men eligible for military duty. 10Jediael had one son, Bilhan, and Bilhan had seven sons: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11They were heads of families in the clan and were all famous soldiers. Their descendants included 17,200 men eligible for military duty. 12Shuppim and Huppim also belonged to this tribe. Dan had one son, Hushim.[R] The Descendants of Naphtali 13Naphtali had four sons: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. (They were descendants of Bilhah.[S]) The Descendants of Manasseh 14By his Aramean concubine, Manasseh had two sons, Asriel and Machir. Machir was the father of Gilead. 15Machir found a wife for Huppim and one for Shuppim. His sister's name was Maacah. Machir's second son was Zelophehad, and he had only daughters. 16Maacah, Machir's wife, gave birth to two sons, whom they named Peresh and Sheresh. Peresh had two sons, Ulam and Rakem, 17and Ulam had a son named Bedan. These are all descendants of Gilead, the son of Machir and grandson of Manasseh. 18Gilead's sister Hammolecheth had three sons: Ishod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. ( 19Shemida had four sons: Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.) The Descendants of Ephraim 20These are the descendants of Ephraim from generation to generation: Shuthelah, Bered, Tahath, Eleadah, Tahath, 21Zabad, Shuthelah. Ephraim had two other sons besides Shuthelah: Ezer and Elead, who were killed when they tried to steal the livestock belonging to the native inhabitants of Gath. 22Their father Ephraim mourned for them for many days, and his relatives came to comfort him. 23Then he had intercourse with his wife again, and she became pregnant and had a son. They named him Beriah,[T] because of the trouble that had come to their family. 24Ephraim had a daughter named Sheerah. She built the towns of Upper and Lower Beth Horon, and Uzzen Sheerah. 25Ephraim also had a son named Rephah, whose descendants were as follows: Resheph, Telah, Tahan, 26Ladan, Ammihud, Elishama, 27Nun, Joshua. 28The territory which they took and settled included Bethel and the towns around it, as far east as Naaran and as far west as Gezer and the towns around it. It also included the cities of Shechem and Ayyah, and the towns around them. 29The descendants of Manasseh controlled the cities of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, and the towns around them. All these are the places where the descendants of Joseph son of Jacob lived. The Descendants of Asher 30These are the descendants of Asher. He had four sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah; and one daughter, Serah. 31Beriah had two sons, Heber and Malchiel. (Malchiel founded the city of Birzaith.) 32Heber had three sons: Japhlet, Shomer, and Hotham; and one daughter, Shua. 33Japhlet also had three sons: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. 34His brother Shomer had three sons: Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35His brother Hotham[U] had four sons: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36The descendants of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38The descendants of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara, 39and the descendants of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40All of these were descendants of Asher. They were heads of families, famous fighting men, outstanding leaders. Asher's descendants included 26,000 men eligible for military duty.
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