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Issachar (gatekeeper)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Issachar, Son of Jacob
Issachar, Son of Jacob (יִשָּׂשכָרן‎, yissoshkharn; Ἰσσαχάρ, Issachar). The ninth son born to Jacob, the fifth by his wife Leah (Gen 30:17–18). The ancestor of the tribe of Issachar.
Issachar, Son of Obededom
Issachar, Son of Obed-Edom (יִשָּׂשכָר‎, yissoshkhar). A son of Obed-Edom; a gatekeeper during the reign of David (1 Chr 26:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Issachar (Person)
ISSACHAR (PERSON) [Heb yiśśākār (יִשָּׂכָר‎) (Q); yiśśāśkār (יִשָּׂשָׂכָּר‎) (K)]. 1. The eponymous ancestor of the Israelite tribe of Issachar, and the fifth son that Leah bore to Israel’s eponymous ancestor Jacob (Gen 30:17–18). The etymology of the name is problematic, and any attempt to understand
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Issachar (Person)
Issachar (Person). 1. Jacob’s 9th son, the 5th by his wife Leah (Gn 30:17, 18); his name perhaps means “reward” (v 18). Jacob, in his final message to his 12 sons, says, “Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the sheep folds” (49:14 nasb) and the picture suggested is a loaded donkey who refuses
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Issachar
2. A Korahite doorkeeper, the seventh son of Obededom (1 Ch. 26:5).A. A. Saarisalo
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Issachar (Person)
ISSACHAR (Person)1. Jacob’s ninth son, the fifth by his wife Leah (Gn 30:17–18); his name perhaps means “reward.” Jacob, in his final message to his 12 sons says, “Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the sheepfolds” (49:14, nasb); the picture suggested is a loaded donkey who refuses to move
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Issachar
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; 1 Chron. 7:1). Jacob’s blessing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Issachar
ISSACHAR. The ninth son of Jacob, the fifth by Leah (Gen 30:17–18; 35:23). The sons of Issachar were “Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron” (Gen 46:13), and were among those who moved to Egypt when Joseph sent the wagons from Egypt for his father Jacob and his family.Before Jacob died he called his
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Issachar
ISSACHAR. 1. The fifth son of Jacob and Leah and the ninth son of Jacob (Gn. 30:18; 35:23). The name may derive from a compound of Heb. ’îš, ‘man’, and śāḵār, ‘wages’, hence ‘a hired worker’, although others suggest a less likely connection with a verbal form, meaning, ‘May (God) show mercy’. Issachar’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Issachar
Issachar (Heb. yikkāḵār)1. The fifth son of Leah and Jacob, and eponymous ancestor for the Israelite tribe of Issachar. The meaning of the name is difficult to discern, but the story of Issachar’s conception seems to shed some light. Gen. 30 relates a story of Leah’s son Reuben’s finding some mandrakes
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Issachar
Issachar [ĭsˊə kər] (Heb. K yišśs̄ḵār; Q yiśśāḵār “hired worker” or “let there be recompense”).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Issachar
ISSACHAR (Hebrew, “there is a reward”) The ninth son of Jacob, the fifth son born to Leah, and the ancestor of the Israelite tribe of Issachar (Gen 30:17–18). The origins of his name are traced to Gen 30:1–18 and the efforts of Leah to conceive a child. Following the conquest of Canaan, the tribe of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Issachar
Is´sachar (reward).1. The ninth son of Jacob and the fifth of Leah. Gen. 30:17, 18. (b.c. 1753–45.) At the descent into Egypt four sons are ascribed to him, who founded the four chief families of the tribe. Gen. 46:13; Num. 26:23, 25; 1 Chron. 7:1. The number of the fighting men of Issachar, when taken
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Obededom Father
Shemaiah Brother
Nethanel Brother
Ammiel Brother
Joah Brother
Jehozabad Brother
Sachar Brother
Peullethai Brother
Shemaiah Uncle
Uzziel Uncle
Jeduthun Grandfather
Shammua Cousin
Gedaliah Uncle
Shimei Uncle
Elihu Nephew
Jeshaiah Uncle
Obed Nephew
Galal Uncle
Mattithiah Uncle
Izri Uncle
Elzabad Nephew
Rephael Nephew
Othni Nephew
Semachiah Nephew
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