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Chapter 8: "Missing Dan"

The omission of the tribe of Dan in Revelations 7 has raised lots of speculation. The history of that tribe is a sorry one and I think Jean-Pierre Prevost's interpretation is correct.  However, digging some more, I came across an interesting "Remez" on  If you take the meaning of the names of the sons of Jacob (e.g., Judah: Praise the Lord), you end up with the following: "Praise the Lord.  He has looked on my affliction [and] good fortune comes.  Happy and blessed am I.  My wrestling has made me forget my sorrow.  God hears me, has joined me, rewarded me, exalted me [by] adding to me the Son of His right hand." The "Remez" may have resonated with the readers of Revelation.