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Issachar

[is-uh-kahr] /ˈɪs əˌkɑr/
noun
1.
a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:18.
2.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • Issachar, who was putting coal on the office fire, turned his head.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He held out his hand, and Issachar, after a momentary hesitation, took it.

    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
  • 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.

  • Issachar, he contends, remained with the Medes and Persians.

    Diary in America, Series Two Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • Only remember, Issachar, two hundred shekels, bearing interest at two shekels a month.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • Thereon Sakon, her father, and Aziel blessed him, but Issachar said nothing.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • It seems to me, Issachar, that you are somewhat over zealous for my welfare.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • With them was Issachar, whom he greeted, asking him if he knew the errand upon which they were bent.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Issachar

Issachar

/ˈɪsəˌkɑː/
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

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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