Ancient Israel Map | Map of Ancient Israel

No matter how many people would question the existence of Jewish history in the region, the fact remains, the marvelous ancient Kingdom of Israel was there, and it was shining like day! Since you are looking for ancient map of Israel, you probably believe it did exist, but let me tell you that it wasn’t the only Jewish kingdom in the region…

The ancient Jewish kingdom was formed by King Saul (aka Shaul, שאול), that is referred to as “United kingdom of Israel”, he managed to get all the tribes under his rule and form a relatively-stable Jewish kingdom on what we know as “eretz yisrael” or “land of Israel”.

Later on, came the two great and famous kings, King David and King Solomon, the kingdom started to flourish and rise during their reign, and the Jewish people started to feel, for the very first time, that they are a majority of a great political system.  Here is a map of the Kingdom of Israel united monarchy:

ancient map of israel

However, those old good days didn’t last for too long,  it was just a matter of time that the United Kingdom of Israel was divided into Kingdom of Israel (Northern Kingdom) and Kingdom of Judah (Southern Kingdom).

Here is another ancient Israel map, but this one shows the divided kingdom that turned into two political entities, Kingdom of Israel and Kingdom of Judah:

ancient israel map

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12 Tribes of Israel | Ten Lost Tribes of Israel | Twelve Tribes of Israel

Unlike what some idiots say about Jews having no connection to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel), the history tells us that Jews have been there all along, even before Arab states came into existence. Here is a brief introduction to Bnai Yisrael, or better known as the 12 Tribes of Israel is the name given to those Hebrews lived in that land thousands of years ago.

12 tribes of israel

Who are those tribes of Israel? Where did they come from?

Those tribes originate from Jacob who G-d changed his name to “Israel”, thus his decedents are also referred to as “Israelites”.

Jacob, the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel has lived in Canaan.

Names of the 12 Tribes of Israel

Here are the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel:

1: Tribe of Dan

2: Tribe of Gad

3: Tribe of Reuben

4: Tribe of Naphtali

5: Tribe of Asher

6: Tribe of Zebulon

7: Tribe of Issachar

8: Tribe of Manasseh

9: Tribe of Ephraim

10: Tribe of Benjamin

11: Tribe of Judah

12: Tribe of Simeon

Tribes of Israel Map

tribes of israel map

Symbols of the 12 Tribes of Israel

Each tribe had a symbol that helped it stand out of the crowd. Here are the 12 symbols of the tribes:

Tribe of Dan

Tribe of Dan

Tribe of Gad

Tribe of Gad

Tribe of Reuben

Tribe of Reuben

Tribe of Naphtali

Tribe of Naphtali

Tribe of Asher

Tribe-of-Asher

Tribe of Zebulon

Tribe of Zebulon

Tribe of Issachar

Tribe of Issachar

Tribe of Benjamin

Tribe of Benjamin

Tribe of Judah

Tribe of Judah

Tribe of Simeon

Tribe of Simeon

These 12 symbols make up this beautiful Mosaic piece of art in the old city of Jerusalem:

symbols of 12 tribes of israel

12 tribes of israel symbols

Israeli Stamps Showing 12 Tribes of Israel Symbols:

12 tribes of israel symbols stamps