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Captains of the tribes

2:1 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spoke to Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
and to Aaron, saying,

2:2 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
2:3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judahיְהוּדָה
Modern: Yəhūda, Tiberian: Yŭhūḏā), literally “thanksgiving” or “praise,” is the noun form of the root Y-D-H (ידה), “to thank” or “to praise. The fourth of the six sons of Jacob and Leah. For more info click here
pitch throughout their armies and Nahshon the son of Amminadab [shall be] captain of the children of Judahיְהוּדָה
Modern: Yəhūda, Tiberian: Yŭhūḏā), literally “thanksgiving” or “praise,” is the noun form of the root Y-D-H (ידה), “to thank” or “to praise. The fourth of the six sons of Jacob and Leah. For more info click here
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2:4 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] sixty fourteen thousand six hundred.
2:5 And those that do pitch next to him [shall be] the tribe of Issachar and Nethaneel the son of Zuar [shall be] captain of the children of Issachar.
2:6 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, [were] fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
2:7 [Then] the tribe of Zebulun and Eliab the son of Helon [shall be] captain of the children of Zebulunזְבֻלוּן/זְבוּלֻן/זְבוּלוּן
Modern: Zəvūlūn) he name is derived from the Northwest Semitic root zbl, common in 2nd millennium BCE Ugaritic texts as an epithet (title) of the god Baal, as well as in Phoenician and (frequently) in Biblical Hebrew in personal names. For more info click here
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2:8 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, [were] fifty seven thousand four hundred.
2:9 All that were numbered in the camp of Judahיְהוּדָה
Modern: Yəhūda, Tiberian: Yŭhūḏā), literally “thanksgiving” or “praise,” is the noun form of the root Y-D-H (ידה), “to thank” or “to praise. The fourth of the six sons of Jacob and Leah. For more info click here
[were] an hundred eighty six thousand four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.

Order of the camp


2:10 On the south side [shall be] the standard of the camp of Reubenרְאוּבֵן
or Reuven Standard Rəʾūven, meaning “behold, a son”. he was the first of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s oldest son) For more info click here
according to their armies and the captain of the children of Reubenרְאוּבֵן
or Reuven Standard Rəʾūven, meaning “behold, a son”. he was the first of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s oldest son) For more info click here
[shall be] Elizur the son of Shedeur.
2:11 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, [were] forty six thousand five hundred.
2:12 And those which camped by him [shall be] the tribe of Simeonשמעון
(/ˈsɪmiən/) is a given name (Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn), usually transliterated as Shimon. In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon. It is a cognate of the name Simon “he has heard” For more info click here
and the captain of the children of Simeonשמעון
(/ˈsɪmiən/) is a given name (Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn), usually transliterated as Shimon. In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon. It is a cognate of the name Simon “he has heard” For more info click here
[shall be] Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
2:13 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] fifty nine thousand three hundred.
2:14 Then the tribe of Gadגָּד‎
Modern: Gad, Tiberian: Gāḏ, “luck/fortunate”) was, the first of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s seventh son) and the founder of the Israelite tribe of Gad. For more info click here
and the captain of the sons of Gadגָּד‎
Modern: Gad, Tiberian: Gāḏ, “luck/fortunate”) was, the first of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s seventh son) and the founder of the Israelite tribe of Gad. For more info click here
[shall be] Eliasaph the son of Reuel
2:15 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] forty five thousand six hundred and fifty.
2:16 All that were numbered in the camp of Reubenרְאוּבֵן
or Reuven Standard Rəʾūven, meaning “behold, a son”. he was the first of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s oldest son) For more info click here
[were] one hundred fifty one thousand four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank.
2:17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.
2:18 On the west side [shall be] the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies and the captain of the sons of Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense For more info click here
[shall be] Elishama the son of Ammihud.
2:19 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] forty thousand  five hundred.
2:20 And by him [shall be] the tribe of Manassehמְנַשֶּׁה
/məˈnæsə/; Mənaššé, “Forgetter”; Greek: Μανασσῆς Manasses; was the fourteenth king of the Kingdom of Judah. He was the oldest of the sons of Hezekiah and his mother Hephzibah (2 Kings 21:1). He became king at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years.
and the captain of the children of Manassehמְנַשֶּׁה
/məˈnæsə/; Mənaššé, “Forgetter”; Greek: Μανασσῆς Manasses; was the fourteenth king of the Kingdom of Judah. He was the oldest of the sons of Hezekiah and his mother Hephzibah (2 Kings 21:1). He became king at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years.
[shall be] Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
2:21 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] thirty two thousand two hundred.
2:22 Then the tribe of Benjaminבִּנְיָמִי
Bīnyāmīn Meaning: “Son of (the) right” or “Son of My right hand” was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Rachel (Jacob’s thirteenth child and twelfth and youngest son) For more info click here
and the captain of the sons of Benjaminבִּנְיָמִי
Bīnyāmīn Meaning: “Son of (the) right” or “Son of My right hand” was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Rachel (Jacob’s thirteenth child and twelfth and youngest son) For more info click here
[shall be] Abidan the son of Gideoni.
2:23 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] thirty five thousand four hundred.
2:24 All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense For more info click here
[were] an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.
2:25 The standard of the camp of Danדָּן
Dān, “judgment” or “he judged”) was the first of the two sons of Jacob and Bilhah (Jacob’s fifth son). His mother, Bilhah, was Rachel’s handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob’s concubines. For more info click here
[shall be] on the north side by their armies and the captain of the children of Danדָּן
Dān, “judgment” or “he judged”) was the first of the two sons of Jacob and Bilhah (Jacob’s fifth son). His mother, Bilhah, was Rachel’s handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob’s concubines. For more info click here
[shall be] Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
2:26 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] sixty two thousand seven hundred.
2:27 And those that encamp by him [shall be] the tribe of Asherאָשֵׁר
’Āšēr), was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s eighth son). The text of the Torah states that the name of Asher means “happy” or “blessing”, implying a derivation from the Hebrew term osher in two variations—beoshri (meaning in my good fortune). For more info click here
and the captain of the children of Asherאָשֵׁר
’Āšēr), was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s eighth son). The text of the Torah states that the name of Asher means “happy” or “blessing”, implying a derivation from the Hebrew term osher in two variations—beoshri (meaning in my good fortune). For more info click here
[shall be] Pagiel the son of Ocran.
2:28 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] forty one thousand five hundred.
2:29 Then the tribe of Naphtaliנַפְתָּלִי
(/ˈnæftəlaɪ/ Modern: Naftalī, Tiberian: Nap̄tālī, “my struggle”) was the sixth son of Jacob, the second of his two sons with Bilhah. He was the founder of the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. For more info click here
and the captain of the children of Naphtaliנַפְתָּלִי
(/ˈnæftəlaɪ/ Modern: Naftalī, Tiberian: Nap̄tālī, “my struggle”) was the sixth son of Jacob, the second of his two sons with Bilhah. He was the founder of the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. For more info click here
[shall be] Ahira the son of Enan.
2:30 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] fifty three thousand four hundred.
2:31 All they that were numbered in the camp of Danדָּן
Dān, “judgment” or “he judged”) was the first of the two sons of Jacob and Bilhah (Jacob’s fifth son). His mother, Bilhah, was Rachel’s handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob’s concubines. For more info click here
[were] an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards.
2:32 These [are] those which were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers all those that were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts [were] six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.
2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel ; as YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
commanded Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
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2:34 And the children of Israel did according to all that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
commanded Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

 

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