The names of the sons of Gad likewise interpret the history
of the tribe. During Israel's sojourn in Egypt, it had
strayed from the right path, but when Aaron appeared as
prophet and monitor, and called unto the Israelites to cast
away the abominations of their eyes and forsake the idols
of Egypt, they hearkened unto his words. Hence the double
name Ozni and Ezbon borne by one of the sons of Gad, for
this tribe "hearkened" to the word of God, and fulfilled His

The grandsons of Asher bear the names Heber and Malchiel,
because they were the "associates" of kings, and their
inheritance yielded "royal dainties."

Partly the history of the tribe of Benjamin can be read in

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