1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:20.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

noun Old Testament

  1. the sixth son whom Leah bore to Jacob: one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:20)
  2. the tribe descended from him
  3. the territory of this tribe, lying in lower Galilee to the north of Mount Carmel and to the east of the coastal plain

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