Where did race come from? Was it from the 12 tribes?
Not the 12 tribes. If you’ve been with us through Biblical history you’ll remember that the 12 tribes are all Hebrews & Israelites. There is a split after the Assyrian invasion with the tribe of Judah (Jews) and the members of the other tribes that will interbreed and eventually become the Samaritans.
Biblically races might have started with the sons of Noah, but really take shape and form after the Tower of Babel. With different languages came different nations and over time different races.
We have to remember that even genetically, races are social constructs. In the Gospel they really are irrelevant. There is neither Jew nor Greek. More important than which “race” you belong to is to which God you belong to.