Issachar (son of Jacob)
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.
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
1. The ninth son of Jacob, the fifth born to him by Leah (Gen. 30:17f); also the tribe named for him. His birth is, in this passage, connected with the strange story of Reuben and his mandrakes; and the name given him is apparently conceived as derived from Heb. ʾîš śāḵār, “a hired workman.” There
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 (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. 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. 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 (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 [ĭsˊə kər] (Heb. K yišśs̄ḵār; Q yiśśāḵār “hired worker” or “let there be recompense”).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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
See also
Jacob Father
Leah Mother
Joseph Brother
Judah Brother
Reuben Brother
Benjamin Brother
Levi Brother
Gad Brother
Simeon Brother
Asher Brother
Zebulun Brother
Naphtali Brother
Dan Brother
Jacob’s Son Brother
Dinah Sister
Tola Son
Jashub Son
Puvah Son
Shimron Son
Joseph Cousin
Isaac Grandfather
Esau Uncle
Benjamin Cousin
Rachel Aunt
Laban Grandfather
Rebekah Grandmother
Manasseh Nephew
Ephraim Nephew
Zerah Nephew
Perez Nephew
Jochebed Niece
Merari Nephew
Kohath Nephew
Er Nephew
Gershon Nephew
Onan Nephew
Shelah Nephew
Saul Nephew
Carmi Nephew
Hezron Nephew
Jamin Nephew
Jachin Nephew
Nemuel Nephew
Pallu Nephew
Zohar Nephew
Bela Nephew
Tola Relative
Beriah Nephew
Ishvi Nephew
Imnah Nephew
Shillem Nephew
Guni Nephew
Enoch Nephew
Elon Nephew
Huppim Nephew
Ashbel Nephew
Hushim Nephew
Eliphaz Cousin
Ohad Nephew
Korah Cousin
Jezer Nephew
Eri Nephew
Areli Nephew
Jahzeel Nephew
Shuni Nephew
Haggi Nephew
Sered Nephew
Jeush Cousin
Ahiram Nephew
Serah Niece
Gera Nephew
Shobal Nephew
Ezbon Nephew
Becher Nephew
Jalam Cousin
Reuel Cousin
Ishvah Nephew
Rosh Nephew
Ard Nephew
Ziphion Nephew
Muppim Nephew
Jahleel Nephew
Ehi Nephew
Arodi Nephew
Ozni Nephew
Zephon Nephew
Eliab Nephew
Jediael Nephew
Uzzi Grandson
Jarib Nephew
Rephaiah Grandson
Samuel Grandson
Rapha Nephew
Nohah Nephew
Bohan Nephew
Aharah Nephew
Ibsam Grandson
Jahmai Grandson
Jeriel Grandson