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


1. (Bible) the fifth son of Jacob by his wife Leah (Genesis 30:17–18)
2. (Bible) the tribe descended from this patriarch
3. (Bible) the territory of this tribe


(ˈɪs əˌkɑr)

1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:18.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
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Noun1.Issachar - (Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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The blessing of Judah and Issachar will never meet; that the same people, or nation, should be both the lion's whelp and the ass between burthens; neither will it be, that a people overlaid with taxes, should ever become valiant and martial.
Ramat Issachar rises from an elevation of -200 m, on the valley floor to [greater than or equal to] 30 m at its eastern rim.
Issachar Joel (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1931), hereafter, JE; Pines English translation: The Guide of the Perplexed, with an introductory essay by Leo Strauss (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963), hereafter, PT; Kafih Hebrew translation with Arabic text: Moreh ha-Nevukhim, 3 vols.
But there is a coda: Paul Schmidgall and Ruth Kark conclude this collection with a sociological study of the settlements created in the 1960s and early 1970s by two separate German pietistic groups, the Emma Berger Society (Bethel) and Maon Issachar (Freie Christenge-meinde Schorndorf) in the small town of Sichron Yaa-kov south of Haifa.
When King David gathered his forces to establish his kingdom we are told about the training, weaponry and fighting skills of the tribes that joined him, except for one tribe, Issachar.
He will lead the Issachar Fund Initiative, a Christian foundation that provides grants and programming for scholars and church groups to engage in dialogue with leaders of today's scientific culture.
This project was made possible by an endowment from the inheritance left by the potter-couple Issachar and Judith Benyamini specifically for the ceramic arts.
240 (1975) (discussing Congress's authority to expressly authorize fee-shifting statutes as an exception to the American Rule); see generally Issachar Rosen-Zvi, Just Fee Shifting, 37 Fla.
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See also Issachar Rosen-Zvi & Talia Fisher, Overcoming
An investigation was launched and brigadier commander Issachar Shadmi was found guilty of a minor administrative offence and fined one Israeli cent.
The villages were patrolled regularly by border police (Magav) under the command of Israeli army brigade commander Colonel Issachar Shadmi.