Attributes Of The Tribes Of Israel

By Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David (Greg Killian)

 

 

MONTH

MAZZAROTH

TRIBE[1]

TRIBE[2]

STONE

FLAG COLOR[3]

FLAG PICTURE[4]

L

E

T

T

E

R

A

T

T

R

I

B

U

T

E[5]

E

L

E

M

E

N

T

BODY[6]

P

L

A

N

E

T

Characteristic

Nisan

(revealed miracle)

Toleh              ram

Judah

Reuben

Ruby

Red

Mandrakes

v

speech

fire

rt. foot

Mars - Ma'adim

function

Iyar / Ziv

(brightness)

Shor                bull

Issachar

Simeon

Topaz

Green

Town of Shechem

u

thought

earth

rt. kidney

Venus - Nogah

stabilization

Sivan

Teomim        twins

Zebulon

Levi

Smaragd

2 white, 2 black, 2 red

Urim and Thummim

z

motion

air

lt. foot

Mercury

change

Tammuz

Sartan             crab

Reuben

Judah

Carbuncle

blue-green

Lion

j

sight

water

rt. hand

moon - Lavanah

function

Av

Aryeh              lion

Simeon

Issachar

Sapphire

purple

Sun and Moon

y

hearing

fire

lt. kidney

sun -

stabilization

Elul

Bethulah      virgin

Gad

Zebulon

Emerald

White

Ship

h

action

earth

lt. hand

Mercury

change

Tishrei

Moznaim     scales

Ephraim

(Joseph)

Dan

Jacinth

dark purple

Serpent

k

mating

air

gall

Venus - Nogah

function

Cheshvan

Aqurav    scorpion

Manasseh

(Levi)

Naphtali

Amethyst

purplish like wine

Hind

b

smell

water

intestine

Mars - Ma'adim

stabilization

Kislev

(security)

Keshet      rainbow

Benjamin

Gad

Agate

Blend of black and white

Tents

x

sleep

fire

stomach

Jupiter - Zedek

change

Tevet

Ghedi             goat

Dan

Asher

Beryl

light blue-green

Olive Tree

g

anger

earth

liver

Saturn - Shabtai

function

Shevat

(the staff that afflicts)

Deli   water bearer

Asher

Joseph

Onyx

Jet Black

Bullock and Ox

m

taste

air

stomach

Saturn - Shabtai

stabilization

 

 

 

Manasseh

 

Jet Black

Bullock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ephraim

 

Jet Black

Ox

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adar

(mast of a boat - hidden miracle -Aramaic) (strength)

Dagim          fishes

Naphtali

Benjamin

Jasper

All twelve tribe colors

(like a diamond)

Wolf

f

laughter

water

spleen

Jupiter - Zedek

change

 

 

This study was written by

Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David

(Greg Killian).

Comments may be submitted to:

 

Rabbi Dr. Greg Killian

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Olympia, WA 98501

 

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[1] Above The Zodiac, Matityahu Glazerson, according to Ari, this is the travel and encampment order.

[2] According to the Zohar, this is the birth order. All the rest of the chart pertains to the tribes in this column.

[3] The tribes according to Midrash Rabbah - Numbers II:7.

[4] The tribes according to Midrash Rabbah - Numbers II:7.

[5] According to Gra.

[6] According to Gra.