Issachar, The Tribe of

  • Descended from Jacob's fifth son.

    Genesis 30:17-18 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

  • Predictions respecting.

    Genesis 49:14-15 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

    • See ISSACHAR in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • To number the people.

      Numbers 1:8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

    • To spy out the land.

      Numbers 13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

    • To divide the land.

      Numbers 34:26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.

    Bible concordance for ISSACHAR

  • Strength of, on leaving Egypt.

    Numbers 1:28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    Numbers 2:6 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

  • Encamped under the standard of Judah east of the tabernacle.

    Numbers 2:5 And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar.

  • Next to and under standard of Judah in the journeys of Israel.

    Numbers 10:14-15 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

  • See Issachar in McClintock and Strong.

  • Offering of, at the dedication.

    Numbers 7:18-23 On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer: 19 He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: 20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense: 21 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering: ...

  • Families of.

    Numbers 26:23-24 Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites: 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

  • Strength of, on entering Canaan.

    Numbers 26:25 These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

  • On Gerizim said amen to the blessings.

    Deuteronomy 27:12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:

  • Bounds of their inheritance.

    Joshua 19:17-23 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families. 18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 19 And Hapharaim, and Shion, and Anaharath, 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez, ...

  • Assisted Deborah against Sisera.

    Judges 5:15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.

  • Officers of, appointed by David.

    1 Chronicles 27:18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:

  • Officers of, appointed by Solomon.

    1 Kings 4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:

  • Some of, at David's coronation.

    1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

  • Number of warriors belonging to, in David's time.

    1 Chronicles 7:2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

    1 Chronicles 7:5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

  • Many of, at Hezekiah's passover.

    2 Chronicles 30:18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one

  • Remarkable persons of.

    Judges 10:1 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.

    1 Kings 15:27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.

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