Issachar


Issachar

Issachar [is-uh-kahr] Examples noun

  1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:18.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

Examples from the Web for issachar Historical Examples of issachar

  • Issachar, who was putting coal on the office fire, turned his head.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • I kind of hate to be left here alone with nobody but Issachar to lean on.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • He held out his hand, and Issachar, after a momentary hesitation, took it.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • And Issachar’s expression and bearings were wonderful to see.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • You remember Issachar was likened to an ass between two burdens.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for issachar Issachar noun Old Testament

    1. the fifth son of Jacob by his wife Leah (Genesis 30:17–18)
    2. the tribe descended from this patriarch
    3. the territory of this tribe

    Word Origin and History for issachar Issachar

    son of Jacob by Leah (Old Testament), name of a biblical tribe of Israel, from Greek issakhar, from Hebrew Yissakhar, probably [Klein] from yesh sakhar “there is a reward” (cf. Gen. xxx:18).

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