Based on Bamidbar/Numbers 2:2 the Israelites had to pitch their tents by tribe around the Ohel Mo'ed/Mishkan.
But what I would like to know is
- How it would look from above? What shape would it be (round, squared, etc.)?
- And what would their order/arrangement look like?
I noticed that at the east one should start with Yehudah and in Bamidbar/Numbers 2:5 it says: "וְהַחֹנִים עָלָיו". What does this mean? In which direction in relation to Yehudah would the next tribe - Yissachar - be placed? And what about Zevulun?
P.s. After the direction is given, the first tribe is mentioned and afterwards the next tribe is mentioned. In these cases the words וְהַחֹנִים עָלָיו are being used, except for one occasion and that's when Menasheh is mentioned in Numbers 2:20 it only says וְעָלָיו why so?