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Zebulun (Hebrew: זְבֻלוּן, Zəḇūlūn; "gifts, honor"), (b. 2253 AM, or 1751 BC), was the sixth son of Jacob and Leah. He is the ancestor of the Tribe of Zebulun, one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. (Genesis 30:20 )

Entry into Egypt

In 2298 AM (1706 BC), Zebulun entered Egypt permanently, having visited Egypt twice before to buy grain during the famine of 2296-2302 AM (1708-1701 BC). He was 45 years old at the time and had three named sons: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. (Genesis 46:14 )

In Jacob's deathbed blessing, he said of Zebulun:

Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. Genesis 49:13

Zebulun in fiction

Zebulun appears in an undistinguished (and probably accurate) role in multiple motion picture and television projects depicting the life and career of Joseph.


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