The eldest son of Jacob and Leah, and forefather of one of the twelve tribes of Israel More, A son of Jacob and one of the 12 tribes. More, and the half-tribe of Manasseh settle their holdings east of the Jordan River but promise to help with the conquest of the Land.
Seeing that the land across the Jordan was good for herding, the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh desired to settle there, rather than in the Promised Land. Initially, Prophet who led Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land and received the law at Sinai More was furious that the error of the spies (Numbers 13) might be repeated, and that the people would refuse to go into the land a second time.
The East Jordan tribes then affirmed their willingness to enter the land and fight on behalf of the rest of the Israelites. Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh would build pens for their herds, and houses for their wives and children, and then come and fight. The three tribes were true to their word and were only released to return to their homes after the conquest (The successor of Moses, Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan More 22:9).