Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon. Genesis 49:13
During the life of Moses, their tribal leader was Eliab son of Helon. In the first census, they included 57,400 men over age 20; in the second census (after forty years in the wilderness) they numbered 60,500 men over age 20. Their leader (Eliab having died in the desert) was then Elizaphan son of Parnach. Moses prophesied about them:
Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand. Deuteronomy 33:18-19
Their inheritance in the Promised Land was to the north, west of the Sea of Galilee, between Asher, Naphtali, Issachar, and West Manasseh.. It included twelve cities, including Bethlehem of Galilee .