noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Yiśśākhār Date: before 12th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

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  • ISSACHAR — (Heb. יִשָּׂשכָר), the ninth son of Jacob and the fifth of Leah; eponymous ancestor of the tribe bearing this name. Issachar s birth was considered by Leah to be a sign of divine favor, after a long intermission in childbearing, in reward for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Issachar — Issachar/Yissachar (Hebrew Name|יִשָּׂשׁכָר|Yissaḫar|Yiśśâḵār| Reward; recompense ) was, according to the Book of Genesis, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob), and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of… …   Wikipedia

  • Issachar — • Ninth son of Jacob, and name of the tribe descended from him Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Issachar     Issachar     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Issachar — (en hébreu : יִשָּׂשׁכָר, « homme de récompense ») est le neuvième fils de Jacob et le cinquième des sept enfants que Léa eut à Paddam Aram. Il est le cinquième des douze fils de Jacob et Léa dans le récit de la Genèse. Léa voyait… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Issachar — m Biblical: name, probably meaning ‘hireling’ in Hebrew, borne by one of the sons of Jacob: ‘And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar’ (Genesis 30: 18). The name is… …   First names dictionary

  • Issachar — Issachar, s. Isaschar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ISSACHAR — 9. fil. Iacob, 5. ex Lea uxore sua. Gen. c. 30. v. 18. 1. Reg. c. 4. v. 17. Vide Isachar …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Issachar — son of Jacob by Leah (O.T.), name of a biblical tribe of Israel, from Gk. issakhar, from Heb. Yissakhar, probably [Klein] from yesh sakhar there is a reward (Cf. Gen. xxx.18) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Issachar — [is′ə kär΄] n. 1. Jacob s ninth son, whose mother was Leah: Gen. 30:18 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:28 …   English World dictionary

  • Issachar — Zwölf Stämme Israels Ruben Simeon Levi Juda Dan Naftali Gad …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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