Hoshen 12 tribes of Israel


Hoshen represents the 12 tribes of Israel. The Jewish High Priest's breastplate from the days of Jerusalem's Holy Temple.-Exodus 28:15-29. The Hoshen stones are the 12 stones found in the sacred breastplate, known as the Hoshen that is worn by the Israelite High Priests. The Hoshen functioned as a mediator between God and the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Bible lists 12 sons of the patriarch Israel who each became the father of a tribe of the ancient nation of Israel. Here is a list of the 12 tribes of Israel from Genesis 49: Reuben; Simeon; Levi; Judah; Zebulun; Issachar; Dan; Gad; Asher; Naphtali; JosephBenjamin.The stones symbolized the connection between the ambitions of man and nature's perfection.

The Twelve Hoshen Stones are listed below: Carnelian/Ruby - Reuven - symbol of love and marriage; aid in conception, maternity and giving birth. Topaz - Shimon - carries benediction of abundance and joy to one’s life. Emerald - Levi - symbol of generousness, reserve and kindness. Garnet - Yehuda - contributes to success in business matters. Sapphire - Yissachar - sign of clearness of thought and honesty. Diamond- Zevulun - imparts strength; symbolizes purity and the love of truth. Citrine - Dan - induces creative thinking; bestows self-realization. Agate - Naphtali - has an extraordinary calming effect. Amethyst - Gad - symbolic representation of spiritual strength; defends against negative energies. Aquamarine - Asher - sanctifies both body and soul; brings in inner peace. Onyx - Yosef - strengthens one's courageousness and self-discipline. Jasper - Binyamin - brings physical strength; improves self-esteem