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suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.05.2013
It would make it easier to understand if it were the Twelve Tribes of Jacob instead of the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Jacob's name later became Israel). All the tribes are the descendants of Jacob who ruled over a portion of Canaan territory around 1800 B.C.E. In the Book of Genesis, Jacob was...
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Dec.19.2012
Rachel (Rahel) is Hebrew and means "ewe". Rachel was Jacob's wife. The twelve tribes of Israel are all the descendants of “Jacob”, whose name later became “Israel”. The story is that Jacob worked for Rachel's father for seven years in order to earn her hand in marriage. Rachel's father tricked...
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Jun.26.2012
As genealogists our task is to reach into the past. We find the father then we want the father's father but eventually we reach silence. Who were these people? One way to decipher who your ancestors were is by analyzing their names. The surnames (and first names) of ancestors will not unequivocally...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jun.25.2012
Historians and genealogists will tell you that parents gave their children Biblical names because that was the fashion during the 1700 and 1800s. I always accepted that but today I am not so sure. I think we should reopen our family albums and look deeper into the meanings in our family trees and...
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Apr.10.2012
During ancient times there were two sections of the Holy Land: the Northern Kingdom of Israel, which was called Samaria and the Southern Kingdom of Judah, called Judea. Technically, “Jews” are the names of the descendants of Judea but “Jews” is also used when speaking of “Israelites”. The twelve...
leah-maines's picture
Aug.31.2011
And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. Genesis 11:11  ויחי שם אחרי הולידו את ארפכשד חמש מאות שנה ויולד בנים ובנות׃ As I was doing my daily study I came across some notes by Dake that highlighted this interesting information: • Ark builder and...
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Dec.09.2010
“All religions serve the purpose of reuniting the soul with God.” -- Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952)   I once read of a rabbi who corrected a young, arrogant student named Jacob who loved to make fun of Christians. He regarded Christians as ignorant and ill-informed and Christianity as an...
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Feb.27.2010
Do You Really Love? My Spiritual friend, do you light a lover’s fire for your significant other?  Do the ashes of desire for them remain when the flames begin to abate?  If you were to see a family member whom you have not seen for sometime, although you know they exist, hug and kiss them; speak...