Zebulun was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother was Leah, who also gave birth to Reuben, Judah, Simeon, Levi and Issachar. Zebulun is the ancestor of the Tribe of Zebulun. The tribe played an important role in the victory against Sisera's army at the brook of Kishon, and in Gideon's victory against the Midianites. One of the Judges of Israel, named Elon, and the prophet Jonah came from Zebulun. The tribe was renowned as seafarers.
In Revelation 7:1-8, Zebulun is among the tribes who are promised the Seal of God for 12,000 of their members.
The name Zebulun means "Gifts."
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