The Twelve Tribes of Israel
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Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 1
Jacob Meets Rachel
NRC Area Office - Garowe, Puntland
"Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east."
Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 23
The Large Fir Tree
"But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her."
Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 32
First Shrub to the Right of the Fir Tree
"... for she said, 'because the lord has looked on my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.'"
Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 33
Second Shrub to the Right
"She conceived again and bore a son and said, 'Because the Lord has heard that I am hated, he has given me this son also'; and she named him Simeon."
Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 34
Third Shrub near the Gate in the Wall
"'Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons'; therefore he was named Levi."
Genesis - Chapter 29; Verse 35
Fourth Shrub next to the Guard House
"... 'This time I will praise the Lord'; therefore she named him Judah; then she ceased bearing.'"
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 3
The Guard House
"Then she said, 'Here is my maid Bilhah; go in to her, that she may bear upon my knees and that I too may have children through her.""
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 6
First Shrub to Right of Guard House
"...'God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son'; therefore she named him Dan."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 8
Shrub next to the Barrier
"Then Rachel said,'With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed'; so she named him Naphtali."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 9
The Shrub next to the Main Gate
"When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing children, she took her maid Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 11
Shrub to Right of Main Gate
"And Leah said, 'Good fortune!' so she named him Gad"
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 13
The Generator House
"And Leah said, 'Happy am I! For the women will call me happy'; so she named him Asher."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 18
The Store Room
"Leah said, "God has given me my hire because I gave my maid to my husband";..."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 20
The Laundry Room
"Then Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good dowry; now my husband will honour me, because I have borne him six sons'; so she named him Zebulun"."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 21
The Side Gate
"Afterwards she bore him a daughter, and named her Dinah."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 22
External Compound with Trees
"Then God remembered Rachel, and God heeded her and opened her womb."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 24
The Security Office
"She conceived and bore a son, and said, 'God has taken away my reproach'; and she named him Joseph saying, 'May the LORD add to me another son!""
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 25
The Outside Toilet
"When Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.""
Genesis - Chapter 35; Verse 18
"As her soul was departing (for she died), she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin."
Genesis - Chapter 30; Verse 24
The Store Tent
"So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar at her grave, it is the pillar of Rachel's tomb,...""
Genesis - Chapter 35; Verse 27
"Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had resided as aliens."