American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
- n. biblical Ninth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
- n. biblical One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Issachar.
- n. A male given name
- n. (Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel
- Old Testament Hebrew יִשָּׂשׁכָר (Issachar), a son of Jacob. (Wiktionary)
“Leah was now blessed with two sons; the first she called Issachar (a hire), reckoning herself well repaid for her mandrakes, nay (which is a strange construction of the providence) rewarded for giving her maid to her husband.”
“More love, Elder Gray!" called Issachar, on his way to the toolhouse.”
“One is called Issachar; it would not be surprising to meet with a”
“One, called Issachar, is performed by the Masada String Trio.”
“The first disc, "Issachar", features the Masada String Trio -- Mark Feldman on violin, the incomparable Erik Friedlander on cello, and bassist Greg Cohen.”
“Issachar," the prince replied, "I have borne much from you because”
“The magical realist story “Issachar” may nod to Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah with its tale of a student named Genie who may be invisible, an apparition, or a hallucination.”
“Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, arose to save Israel; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.”
“This midrash incorporates several aggadic traditions according to which Leah gave birth to Issachar and Zebulun by merit of the mandrakes that she gave her sister.”
“The new accord between the sisters helps Leah become pregnant (or the mandrakes work), for she gives birth to two more sons — Issachar (“God has given me my hire”) and Zebulon (“now my husband will honor me”) — and a daughter, Dinah (Gen 30: 17 – 21).”
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