1 Chronicles Ch 7 Vs 1-12 lists the descendants of Issachar and Benjamin. It makes some emphasis of how many were eligible for military service indicating that being an Israelite male involved some national service. Scarcely surprising, Israel was attacked on a regular basis.
Many of us may lead different lives but in one sense we can learned from this. In our lives we face great difficulties, but where we can we must and should prepare