Tribe - EasyEnglish Bible Dictionary

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Easy English definition for 'tribe':

tribe ~ (A) ~ a group of people that have one language and belong together; a large group of people from the same family; family from one man. The first Jews were the 12 sons of Jacob. The family of each son became a tribe .

tribe ~ (A) ~ the whole family of one of Jacob's 12 sons. A family from the same father.

tribe ~ (B) ~ a group of people; a family or people having the same ancestors . Family from one man. Israel grew from the 12 sons of Jacob. These 12 families formed the 12 tribes of Israel .

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