noun Etymology: Hebrew Zĕbhūlūn Date: 14th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

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  • ZEBULUN — (Heb. זְבוּלוּן ,זְבוּלֻן ,זְבֻלוּן), tenth son of Jacob and the sixth born to him by Leah (Gen. 30:19f.). The tribe of Zebulun is named after him. It was divided into three clans: Seredites, Elonites, and Jahleelites (Num. 26:27) after the three …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zebulun — (also Zebulon, Zabulon or Zaboules, [in Antiquities of the Jews by Josephus] Hebrew: זְבֻלוּן or זְבוּלֻן or זְבוּלוּן, Tiberian Hebrew Unicode|Zəḇūlūn, Standard Hebrew Unicode|Zəvulun, commonly זבולון Zvulun in Israel) was, according to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Zebulun — [zeb′yə lən, zə byo͞o′lən] n. [Heb zevulun < ?] Bible 1. Jacob s tenth son, whose mother was Leah: Gen. 30:20 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:30 …   English World dictionary

  • Zebulun — /zeb yoo leuhn, zeuh byooh leuhn/, n. 1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:20. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel. * * * ▪ Hebrew tribe       one of the 12 tribes of Israel that in biblical times constituted the people of Israel who later became… …   Universalium

  • Zebulun — noun a) Tenth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah. b) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Zebulun …   Wiktionary

  • Zebulun — (fl. ?19th 16th cent BCE)    Israelite, sixth son of Jacob and Leah. His descendants, the tribe of Zebulun, received territory in central Palestine …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Zebulun —    Dwelling, the sixth and youngest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 30:20). Little is known of his personal history. He had three sons (46:14) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Zebulun — Son of Jacob, by Leah (Gen. 30:19–20); he gave his name to the tribe who were established near the Phoenicians along the coast (Gen. 49:13) and in central Galilee (Josh. 19:10–16), a region served by passable roads. Nazareth was in this area… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Zebulun — Zeb•u•lun [[t]ˈzɛb yʊ lən[/t]] n. 1) bib a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:20 2) bib one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him …   From formal English to slang

  • Zebulun — /ˈzɛbjələn/ (say zebyuhluhn) noun Old Testament 1. the sixth son of Leah by Jacob; one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:20). 2. the tribe descended from him. 3. the country of this tribe …   Australian English dictionary

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