Israelite Tribal Jewels. Tribal Stones and Hues in the Light of Hebrew Nations Identifications, France as Reuben
|Based on the Midrash we identified the color and gem of each individual Tribe. It should be noted that in Rabbinical tradition other opinions exist
that give different identifications. Also, our own interpretation of what the Midrash (Numbers Rabah, BaMidbar, b; 7) actually says on some points may not be accurate. |
Nevertheless, the results correspond with Tribal Identifications we have made based on other evidence. Jacob, who was renamed Israel, had 12 sons from 4 wives. His wives were Leah and Rachel who were sisters; Bilhah the maidservant of Rachel; and Zilpah maidservant of Leah. The sons of Leah were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon.
Reuben had the color red and the ruby gem.
The etymology of the name ruby is from Latin "rubeus" i.e. "red". Ruby is also a nickname for someone named Reuben. We identify Reuben with groups that settled mainly amongst the French. The official French colors, as on the French flag, are red, white, and blue.
On a hunch we entered Ruby and the French into the Google Search Engine. |
We came up with one of the queens of France dressed in a ruby-colored dressed.
What is more interesting is that the crown jewels of France included quite a few rubies and other ruby-colored gems.
if you look around you may also find diamonds and emeralds in the same context but rubies seem to predominate.
|The unofficial symbol of France is the rooster or cock.|
The rooster in Folklore and Jewish religious tradition is associated with the rising sun and the coming of dawn. Reuben in Jewish traditional art (as seen in synagogues, etc) is often represented by a rising sun.
On my refrigator I have a magnetized decoration (of the type found in gift shops, etc) depicting the 12 tribal symbols. This too shows the symbol of Reuben as a rising sun as shown below.
The rooster symbol of the French corresponds with the Jewish coming of dawn representation concerning Reuben. French depictions of this Rooster national emblem often emphasize the red portion of the head.