Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

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  • proper n. Ninth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  • proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Issachar.
  • proper n. A male given name

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel

Etymologies

Old Testament Hebrew יִשָּׂשׁכָר (Issachar), a son of Jacob. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • "More love, Elder Gray!" called Issachar, on his way to the toolhouse.

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  • One is called Issachar; it would not be surprising to meet with a

    Prolegomena

  • One, called Issachar, is performed by the Masada String Trio.

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  • "Issachar," the prince replied, "I have borne much from you because

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Rachel: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • 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).

    Leah: Bible.

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