5 Special mention is made of Jonah, a prophet of Zebulun in (north) Israel (2 Kings xiv.
17-23) lay to the south of that allotted to Zebulun, Naphtali, Asher and Dan, and included the whole of the great plain of Esdraelon, and the hills to the east of it, the boundary in that direction extending from Tabor to the Jordan, apparently along the deep gorge of Wadi el Bireh.
In the "blessing upon Zebulun and Issachar" in Deut.
[There is a tiny village of the same name in Zebulun, 7 m.
This is the plain of Zebulun or Asochis, of antiquity.
The district held by this tribe bordered upon Naphtali, and lay to the north of Issachar and Zebulun, and to the south of Dan.
17), and although it shares with Zebulun and Naphtali in Gideon's defeat of the Midianites (Judg.
JONAH, in the Bible, a prophet born at Gath-hepher in Zebulun, perhaps under Jeroboam (2) (781-741 B.C.?), who foretold the deliverance of Israel from the Aramaeans (2 Kings xiv.
24 finds a close parallel in " the Testament of Zebulun," viii.
The names Zebulun, 'Izebel (Jezebel), suggest that Zebul may be an ancient name of a deity; cf.
This broad valley, running westwards to the coast, is perhaps the old boundary of Zebulun - the valley of Jiphthah-el (Josh.
11-28), Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Dan (xix.; on v.
24 (due to P), the double play upon the names Zebulun and Joseph, xxx.