Issachar (Is´uh-kahr´; Heb., “hire”)

1 The ninth son of Jacob, his fifth by Leah (Gen 30:14-18), and the eponymous ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Issachar and his four sons immigrated to Egypt with Jacob’s family (Gen 46:13; Exod 1:3; Num 26:23-24; 1Chr 7:1). Jacob’s blessing of Issachar seems to imply that the tribe would hire itself out to bear the burdens of others (Gen 49:14-15). The tribe of Issachar was allotted the fertile territory between the eastern Jezreel Valley and the Jordan Valley (Josh 19:17-23). 2 The son of Obed-edom, a Korahite gatekeeper during the reign of David (1Chr 26:5).

Gen 30:14-18

14In the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some ... View more

Gen 46:13

13The children of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Jashub, and Shimron.

Exod 1:3

3Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

Num 26:23-24

23The descendants of Issachar by their clans: of Tola, the clan of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the clan of the Punites;24of Jashub, the clan of the Jashubites; of S ... View more

1Chr 7:1

Descendants of Issachar
1The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.

Gen 49:14-15

14Issachar is a strong donkey,
lying down between the sheepfolds;15he saw that a resting place was good,
and that the land was pleasant;
so he bowed his shoulde ... View more

Josh 19:17-23

The Territory of Issachar
17The fourth lot came out for Issachar, for the tribe of Issachar, according to its families.18Its territory included Jezreel, Chesull ... View more

1Chr 26:5

5Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.

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