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Tribe of Issachar
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Issachar, Tribe of
Issachar, Tribe of (יִשָּׂשכָר‎, yissoshkhar). The descendants of the patriarch Issachar, and one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Issachar, Tribe of
Issachar, Tribe of. Tribal inheritance of Issachar. The territory is defined in Joshua 19:17–23; detailed boundary descriptions are not included. On the east “its boundary ends at the Jordan” (v 22). The area can be located by the list of towns encompassed by the inheritance of which Jezreel, Chesulloth,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Issachar
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, Tribe of
ISSACHAR, TRIBE OF Tribal inheritance of Issachar. The territory is defined in Joshua 19:17–23; detailed boundary descriptions are not included. On the east its boundary ends at the Jordan. The area can be located by the list of towns encompassed by the inheritance of which Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem,
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Issachar, Tribe of
ISSACHAR, TRIBE OF — the tribe made up of Issachar’s descendants. It consisted of four clans, the descendendants of Issachar’s four sons (Gen. 46:13; Num. 26:23–24; 1 Chr. 7:1). The territory allotted to this tribe was bounded on the north by Zebulun and Naphtali, on the south and west by Manasseh, and
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ISSACHAR
ISSACHAR<is’-a-kar> ([יִשָּׂשׂכָר‎, yissa(se)khar]; Septuagint, Swete [ Ἰσσαχάρ, Issachar]; Tischendorf, Issachar, so also in the New Testament, Tregelles, and Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek):1. The 9th son of Jacob, the 5th borne to him by Leah (Gen 30:17 f).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Issachar
Issachar is’uh-kahr’ (יִשָּׂשׂכָרH3779 [Qere יִשָּׂכָר], possibly “a man of [or there is] hire/reward”). (1) The ninth son of Jacob and the fifth of Leah (Gen. 30:18; 35:23). (2) Seventh son of Obed-Edom, included in the list of divisions of the Korahite doorkeepers in the reign of David (1 Chr. 26:5).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Issachar
ISSACHAR, isʹa-kär (יִשָּׂשׂכָר‎, yissā[se]khār; LXX, Swete Ἰσσαχάρ, Issachár; Tisch., Issáchar, so also in the NT, Treg. and WH):
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ISSACHAR
ISSACHAR, ISSACHARITES is´uh-kahr´, is´uh-kuh-rit [יִשָׂשכָרyissakhar, בְּנֵי יִשָּׂשכָרbene yissakhar; Ἰσσαχάρ Issachar]. 1. The ninth son of Jacob (his fifth son by Leah) and eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Issachar. The story of Issachar’s conception