Fate. As part of the Kingdom of Israel, the territories of Manasseh and Ephraim were conquered by the Assyrian Empire, and the tribe was exiled; the manner of their exile led to their further history being lost.
“According to the Bible, the Tribe of Ephraim is descended from a man named Ephraim, who is recorded as the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob, and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera. The descendants of Joseph formed two of the tribes of Israel, whereas the other sons of Jacob were the founders of one tribe each.”
Some traditions of the Assyrian Jews claim that Israelites of the tribe of Benjamin first arrived in the area of modern Kurdistan after the Neo-Assyrian Empire’s conquest of the Kingdom of Israel during the 8th century BCE; they were subsequently relocated to the Assyrian capital.
Though it is possible he may have had more sons and daughters than what is recorded in surviving texts, only twelve sons would form the basis for the twelve tribes of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
Fate. As part of the Kingdom of Israel, the territory of Manasseh was conquered by the Assyrians, and the tribe exiled; the manner of their exile led to their further history being lost.
Joseph was from the tribe of Judah, that’s why he had to go to his home town in Bethlehem to register for the census. It also fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy that the Messiah (Jesus or Yeshua) would be born in Bethlehem.
Jacob, Joseph’s father, adopted Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to share in Jacob’s inheritance equally with Jacob’s own sons (Genesis 48:5). Jacob also blessed Ephraim over his older brother (Genesis 48:20). Manasseh had a son, Asriel, with his wife; and Machir with his Aramean concubine (1 Chronicles 7:14).
The southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin constitute the historical forbears of most of the Jewish People as it is known today.
In 930 bc the 10 tribes formed the independent Kingdom of Israel in the north and the two other tribes, Judah and Benjamin, set up the Kingdom of Judah in the south.
The portion assigned to the tribe of Dan was a region west of Jerusalem. At least part of the tribe later moved to the extreme northeast and took the city of Laish, renaming it Dan.
Most of the brothers (Simeon, Levi, Zebulun, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher and Naphtali) blend together in Genesis. But there are three stand-outs worth a second look: Reuben, Judah, and Benjamin.
The Tribe of Benjamin, located to the north of Judah but to the south of the northern Kingdom of Israel, is significant in biblical narratives as a source of various Israelite leaders, including the first Israelite king, Saul, as well as earlier tribal leaders in the period of the Judges.
each one of Yakub’s sons and including his two grand sons Manasseh and Ephraim are classed as a tribe.. the only one that is not included in the land of Israel’s inheritance is the tribe of the Levites.
Koestlees Thirteenth Tribe, the Khazars. They appear, in succession to the Huns, as overlords of the East Slays in about the fifth century of our era. But, as we learn from Mr. Koestler’s excellent book, there is much more to the Khazars than that.
In the Biblical account, Joseph is one of the two children of Rachel and Jacob, a brother to Benjamin, and father to both Ephraim, and his first son, Manasseh; although Manasseh was the eldest, Jacob foresaw that Ephraim’s descendants would be greater than his brother’s.