browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
issachar

more about issachar

issachar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Issachar 
  hired  (Gen.  30:18).  "God  hath  given  me,"  said  Leah,  "my  hire 
  (Heb.  sekhari)...and  she  called  his  name  Issachar."  He  was 
  Jacob's  ninth  son,  and  was  born  in  Padan-aram  (comp.  28:2).  He 
  had  four  sons  at  the  going  down  into  Egypt  (46:13;  Num.  26:23, 
  25). 
 
  Issachar,  Tribe  of  during  the  journey  through  the  wilderness, 
  along  with  Judah  and  Zebulun  (Num.  2:5),  marched  on  the  east  of 
  the  tabernacle.  This  tribe  contained  54,400  fighting  men  when 
  the  census  was  taken  at  Sinai.  After  the  entrance  into  the 
  Promised  Land,  this  tribe  was  one  of  the  six  which  stood  on 
  Gerizim  during  the  ceremony  of  the  blessing  and  cursing  (Deut. 
  27:12).  The  allotment  of  Issachar  is  described  in  Josh. 
  19:17-23.  It  included  the  plain  of  Esdraelon  (=Jezreel),  which 
  was  and  still  is  the  richest  portion  of  Palestine  (Deut.  33:18, 
  19;  1  Chr.  12:40). 
 
  The  prophetic  blessing  pronounced  by  Jacob  on  Issachar 
  corresponds  with  that  of  Moses  (Gen.  49:14,  15;  comp.  Deut. 
  33:18,  19). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Issachar,  reward;  recompense 
 




more about issachar