a Jacob's tenth son, and the sixth by Leah. "And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jacob. And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun" (Gen. 30:20). b One of the Israelitish tribes, descendants of Zebulun (Num. 1:30, 31). Jacob's blessing on his son Zebulun was: "Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; And he shall be for a haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Sidon" (Gen. 49:13). The blessing of Moses on the tribe of Zebulun is given in conjunction with that of Issachar (Deut. 33:18, 19) "And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And, Issachar, in thy tents. They shall call the peoples unto the mountain; There shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness: For they shall suck the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand."
Zebulun may also be said to represent the intelligence in the stomach that directs the digestion, and presides over the chemistry of the organism, separating and apportioning to each part its needed and correct share of the food taken into the system.