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Zebulun (זְבֻלוּן) (transliterated - Zebalun or Ziblon), meaning, "to honor", was the 10th son of Jacob and the sixth (and last) son of Leah [1]. Zebulun had three sons: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel [2]. When he was born, his mother Leah said that God had given her a precious gift, and that her husband (Jacob) will treat her with honor because she had borne him six sons.


Zebulun is a name meaning "to honor". It is likely derived from either זָבַל (zabal), meaning "to honor".


  1. Genesis 30:19 (Link)
  2. Genesis 46:14 (Link)
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