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Issachar

[is-uh-kahr]
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noun
  1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:18.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
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Historical Examples

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

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    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

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

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

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

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


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
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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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