Issachar

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Issachar

(ĭs`əkər), in the patriarchal narratives of the Bible, son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the 12 tribes. The territory allotted to the tribe of Issachar at the time of the conquest extended along the west bank of the Jordan.
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Issachar

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