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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 an overburdened drudge, which stoops between two burdens.

    The Religious Life of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Issachar, he contends, remained with the Medes and Persians.

    Diary in America, Series Two Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • Aziel bowed his head, remembering that Issachar had foretold also that for Elissa and for him there was hope beyond the grave.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • And Issachar's expression and bearings were wonderful to see.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Issachar shall be a strong ass, lying down between the borders.

  • Presently he found him seeking for Issachar in company with his guards.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • Well might Issachar think “that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant.”

  • 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
  • Upon reaching the palace, Aziel went to the apartments of Issachar.

    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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