1 Kings 18:31-32
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ANSWER: Twelve; according to the number of tribes of the sons of Jacob.
And Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name." So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.
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