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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Issachar

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Recompense, so named by Leah his mother, Genesis 30:18 , the ninth son of Jacob, born B. C. 1749. The character of his posterity was foretold by Jacob and by Moses, Genesis 49:14,15 Deuteronomy 33:18,19 .

The TRIBE OF ISSACHAR numbered fifty-four thousand men in the desert, and on entering Canaan was the third in population, Numbers 1:28 26:25 . Their portion, having the Jordan on the east, Manasseh on the west, Zebulun north, and Ephraim south, included a considerable part of the fine plain Esdraelon, the most fertile in the country. They were industrious agriculturists, and are mentioned with honor for their brave and wise patriotism, Judges 5:15 1 Chronicles 7:15 12:32 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Issachar'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/i/issachar.html. 1859.

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