Zebulun By Signs

This article explores how to identify the lost tribe of Zebulun using signs. This is done primarily through Jacob's blessing where he indicates Zebulun will be a haven for ships.

Jacob's Blessing

Jacob's blessing over Zebulun is relatively short:

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


Depending on the minimum size for counting islands, modern Greece has between 1,200 and 6,000 islands.

Similar problems exist with counting inhabited islands. Inhabited counts for Greek islands range from 166 to 227.

In terms of the ratio of coastline/area Greece has one of the highest ratios of coastline to area in the world.

Because the Greek people are spread throughout so many islands they have always been mariners. Most ancient navigation in this region was within sight of some island, so it could be navigated without the need for specialized instruments. The climate is also temperate and rarely endured typhoons or strong gales.

You can read much more about Greece Shipping history on greece.org.

Greece is a nation of islands, a haven for ships. These qualities help to identify Greece as the lost tribe of Zebulun.