Panther and Melchi were brothers, sons of Levi of Nathan's line, whose father was David of the tribe of Judah. The tribe of Benjamin gave birth to Israel's first king, Saul, and was eventually absorbed into the tribe of Judah.
Tribe of Joseph - also known as Manasseh (son of Joseph) or Ephraim (daughter of Joseph) - descended from Manasseh, son of Joseph, who was one of Jacob's twelve sons. His other sons included Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Gad. When Moses wrote his law at Mount Sinai, he delivered it through the hands of members of this tribe: Aaron, Miriam, Ishiah (Jesse), Elkanah (Eliakim), Abijah (Abia), and Matathias (Matthew).
After the death of Moses, the tribe of Joseph divided into two groups. One group, led by Joshua, settled in the land of Palestine while the other group moved to Egypt where they lived under the name of "Joseph". After Joshua's death, the tribe continued to grow through additional marriages for his descendants. The last male heir to the throne of the house of Joseph was James, who died without children in 62 B.C. The Bible says that his brother John went to India to search for his long-lost cousin Elizabeth, who was the mother of Jesus.
Benjamin's father characterized him as a voracious wolf, and his tribe became famed for their ferocity in combat. They did subsequently lead the alliance of tribes into the first Israelite monarchy under Saul, but they lost control of the kingdom to Judah after that. Benjamin's territory at one point extended from just north of Jerusalem up to Lebooq (present-day Lebooûk) in what is now northern Lebanon.
In ancient times, tribes provided soldiers for king Solomon's army. The tribe of Benjamin contributed six hundred swordsmen. In return, King Solomon gave them land within the borders of Israel and Judah. Thus the tribe of Benjamin lived on fortified hills outside Jerusalem where they made their living by hunting and trapping. Their economy was based on livestock breeding and the harvesting of forest products such as pine nuts, fruits, and timber.
The tribe of Benjamin had a reputation for being fierce in battle. It is possible that this reputation came about because they wanted to protect their territory from invasion by other tribes or perhaps even from invasion by Jerusalem itself. Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that the tribe of Benjamin fought many battles over the years against other tribes and cities.
It is also important to note that the tribe of Benjamin had a hand in bringing about the first monarchy in Israel. They led the alliance of tribes under Saul until his death, after which David becomes king.
Judah's tribe This clan is mentioned when Caleb is referred to as "the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite" and his brother Othniel is referred to as a "son of Kenaz." The fact that Caleb is identified as being from the tribe of Judah in Numbers 13:6 and 34:1 indicates that this clan was later assimilated into the tribe of Judah. Although they are not specifically named, it can be assumed that these were the sons of Jephunneh since Caleb is always referred to as such in the text.
Caleb's father Jephunneh was a Kenizzite who lived during the time of Joshua. He may have been one of the few survivors of the great Kenizzite revolt (also known as the Black Obelisk War) against Moses and the Israelites after the Exodus. Jephunneh probably traveled with the other Kenizzites to Mount Halak, where he settled down with them. There he began calling himself "the father of Caleb," which shows that he had other children besides Omri and Othniel. It is possible that Jephunneh married after arriving at Mount Halak since the text does not say that he married anyone else while there.
Jephunneh died when he was 100 years old and he is buried on Mount Halak. His body was brought back to Jerusalem for burial but no mention is made of any other children after Caleb.