Here is a thorough explanation of each of the blessings and prophecies that Jacob (Israel) gave to his sons the tribes of Israel mentioned in the chapters of Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 33. It is important to understand these chapters because some use these chapters to substantiate who each of the tribes of Israel are today. Remember precept must be upon precept when reading the scriptures (Isaiah 28:10). We do not subscribe to the so-called 12 Tribes sign as it is not all together scriptural. This is not an attempt to discourage others, but we will state the facts of the understanding.