Issachar and Zebulun 2014
Shalom Ha’maminim! (Hello Believers)
After three years of establishing the Etz Yoseph Project we start to get a glimpse to the possibility of looking at the Y- chromosome of Issachar Companions. Frankly we thought that we will find first this tribe since its blessings is “to know the times”.
Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. 1 Chronicles 12:32
Even though many of the members of Etz Yoseph understand the times that we are living in, they seem to have another blessing that defines them in the commonality of their type of Y-Chromosome haplogroups.
Issachar has three different meanings but cohesive, integrating hard work with recompense:
NOBS Study Bible Name List = Man of Hire.
Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names = He Is Wages.
BDB Theological Dictionary = There Is Recompense.
Zebulun meaning also has its different interpretations:
The name Zebulun means Glorious Dwelling Place.
NOBS Study Bible Name List = a rather reserved Dwelling.
Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names = Wished-For Habitation.
The two youngest sons of Ya’acov with Leah, Issachar and Zebulun received the blessings from Moses together…
Deuteronomy 33:” 18 About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents. 19 They will summon peoples to the mountain and there offer sacrifices of righteousness; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand.
Esther Touson is a Jewish artist that depicts the 12 tribes of Israel remarkably well according to the Word of God in her paintings. http://esthertousonart.com/
One of the German members of Etz Yoseph called my attention to it in 2013, agreeing that her art expressions may also be prophetic in nature. Here we have the tribes of Issachar, knowing the times (1 Chronicles 12:32) portrayed by the moon, sun and stars…also books…Hard working tribe signified by the blooming sowed fields (Genesis 49: 14)…Issachar and Zebulun rejoice in their tents (Deuteronomy 33:18), for the Israelites, they rejoice in the Word of Yah, with the Books of the Bible, and with drinking & eating with family and friends.
Psalm 119:162 I rejoice at Your Word As one who finds great treasure!
The same blessings for both tribes help us in our search as they would probably be found together whenever we find them.
This point to be the case as even in the Tanach , Ezekiel tells us in the millennium that Issachar and Zebulun, side by side, are two of the last three tribes in the South of Israel.
Ezekiel 48:25 “Issachar will have one portion; it will border the territory of Simeon from east to west. 26 “Zebulun will have one portion; it will border the territory of Issachar from east to west. 27 “Gad will have one portion; it will border the territory of Zebulun from east to west. 28 “The southern boundary of Gad will run south from Tamar to the waters of Meribah Kadesh, then along the Wadi [of Egypt] to the Great Sea.
Further reading of Obadiah we find that Sepharad, will inherit the Negev, that is the South, the desert…
“Obadiah 1:20 -And the captives of this host of the children of Israel Shall possess the land of the Canaanites As far as Zarephath. The captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Shall possess the cities of the South, (Negev)”
This area corresponds to the Negev, the desert from Beer-Sheba to Mitzpe Ramon (Ramon Crater); and also from the Mediterranean Sea as its western boundary, to the Dead sea and wilderness as its East boundary.
Now, we have heard that Sepharad means Spain in Hebrew. Furthermore, in the book “The Exile of the Jews due to the Spanish Inquisition” includes Spain, Portugal Southern France and Northern Africa, like Algeria as part of The Sephardim.
“The first Jews to leave Spain settled in what is today Algeria after the various persecutions that took place in 1391. Following the 1492 edit of expulsion from Spain, and the subsequent expulsions in Portugal (1497), these Jews, the nascent Sephardim, settled mainly in the Ottoman Empire (primarily in the provinces of Balkans Anatolia and Ottoman North Africa), Morocco and Algeria, southern France, Italy, Spanish North America (Puerto Rico, Cuba,Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, “
The five members of Etz Yoseph that have answered the questions and are Y-chromosome haplogroup “G”, their paternal lines come from: Algeria, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and France… four of the countries listed as part of Sepharad.
So, if we look at the Y-chromosomes most frequently found among the Jews in Sepharad, we will have a high probability of looking at the Y-chromosome of Issachar and Zebulun.
At the 32th International Genealogy conference in Paris, Dr. Ines Nogueira presented the results of her study where she tested the Y-Chromosome of a group of Jews and compared them to another group of non-Jews in Portugal…She corroborated one more time that the Y-chromosome haplogroups more common among the Jews are: J2 and J1, E1b1b1, R1b1a2 and “G”.
We all have eight great grandparents and may have inherit the blessing of other tribse though the other seven lines that are not the paternal line. We continue to believe that the paternal line defined by the Y-chromosome paired with the blessings given to the 12 tribes in the Torah by our Heavenly Father through Ya’acov and Moses, will help us identify the tribes of Israel. Especially with the scientific articles coming out on December 17, 2013 “Phylogenetic applications of whole Y-chromosome sequences and the Near Eastern origin of Ashkenazi Levites”, indicating that the R1a1a Y-chromosome from Levi Jewish origin may be from the Middle East rather than Eastern Europe. The interesting point is that they found in the Y-chromosome a genetic marker, a single nucleotide polymorphism SNP, called M582 in the R1a1a of the Levite Jews, and other Jews but not present in the R1a1a of the non Jews host populations of Eastern Europe…
This encourages us to believe that different types of Y- haplogroups, including Y-haplogroup “G” could all come genetically from the paternal line of Ya’acov.
Issachar’s blessings: works hard and knows the times.
Genesis 49: 14 “Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between two burdens; 15 He saw that rest was good, And that the land was pleasant; He bowed his shoulder to bear a burden, And became a band of slaves.
1 Chronicles 12:”32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.
“Etz Yoseph members with the Y-Haplogroup “G” and Blessings of Issachar/Zebulun”
|Kits #||Country||Genesis 49, Deuteronomy 33, 1 Chronicle 12:32|
|233021||Puerto Rico/Spain||Issachar Blessings and Zebulun Blessings|
|222746||Costa Rica/Spain||Issachar Blessings and Zebulun Blessings|
When we look at the Y-chromosome among the Druze, who believe that Zebulun is their “Mentor Ancestor” we also find the y-haplogroup “G” among them, and we expect to find Zebulun and Issachar close to each other. Please see:
“Y-Haplogroup G in the Levant”
Other groups with a significant G frequency include Catalan-speaking northern Sardinians and the Druze, who are about 18% G2a.
Remembering that genetic genealogy is a fairly new scientific venue, we will propose Y-haplogroup “G“ as representing Issachar and Zebulun Companions for now… These may change as new facts surface.
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Brachot Ahava Shel Yeshua,
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Alex and Georgina Perdomo.