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Issachar - Issachar/Yissachar (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשכָר‬, Modern Yissakhar, Tiberian Yiśśāḵār, "reward; recompense") was, according to the Book of Exodus, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob), and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Issachar.

Son of Jacob by Leah (Gen. 30:18; 35:23; 46:13; 49:14). After the settlement of Canaan, the tribe received some of the richest land of Palestine, including the eastern plain of Esdraelon, and had within its borders several places of note in Israelite history, such as Gilboa, Jezreel, and Tabor.


Marriage and Family

Genesis Narrative


13 ¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Genesis 46:13 - KJV translation



Children



Offspring of Issachar and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Tola ben Issachar
Phuvah ben Issachar
Job ben Issachar
Shimron ben Issachar











Siblings

#g1: Offspring of Jacob ben Isaac and Leah, daughter of Laban
Name Birth Death Joined with
Reuben ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan Eliuram, daughter of Ewi the Canaanite
Simeon ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
Levi ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan Milkah, daughter of Aram.
Judah ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan Daughter of Shau + Tamar
Issachar ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
Zebulun ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
Dinah, daughter of Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
#g2: Offspring of Jacob ben Isaac and Rachel, daughter of Laban
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Egypt Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah
Benjamin ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
#g3: Offspring of Jacob ben Isaac and Bilhah (?-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Dan ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
Naphtali ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
#g4: Offspring of Jacob ben Isaac and Zilpah (?-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Gad ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan
Asher ben Jacob 9999, Land of Canaan 9999, Land of Canaan



References


Footnotes (including sources)

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