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Issachar or Yissachar (יִשָּׂשׁכָר "Reward; recompense", Standard Hebrew Yissaḫar, Tiberian Hebrew Yiśśâḵār) was the fifth son of Jacob and his first wife Leah. According to Genesis, Issachar was conceived on the night that Leah tried to use mandrakes brought to her by her oldest son Reuben to remedy her infertility. Because Leah took her child's birth to mean that she was divinely favored, she gave him the name Issachar. The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Gustave Doré, 1855 Jacob or Yaakov, (יַעֲקֹב Holder of the heel, Standard Hebrew YaÊ¿aqov, Tiberian Hebrew Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic يعقوب YaÊ¿qÅ«b), later known as Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל Prince with God, Standard Hebrew Yisraʾel, Tiberian Hebrew YiÅ›rāʾēl; Arabic اسرائيل Isrāʾīl) is a Biblical... Look up Leah and לֵאָה in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... Species Mandragora autumnalis Mandragora officinarum Mandragora turcomanica Mandragora caulescens Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae). ... Reuben (רְאוּבֵן, Standard Hebrew Rəʾuven, Tiberian Hebrew Rəʾûḇēn) is the first-born son of Jacob and the founder of the Tribe of Reuben, as related in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. ...

As the ancestor of the tribe of Israel bearing his name, Issachar and his people settled in the Jezreel Valley and the low hills east of Mount Tabor. Jacob's blessing, given in Egypt and recorded in Genesis 49, describes Issachar as "a strong ass" who "became a slave at forced labor", perhaps indicating that the tribe of Issachar was one subject to the Canaanites of that region. This is a list of the Tribes of Israel. ... The Jezreel Valley (Hebrew: עמק יזרעאל; Emek Yizrael, also known as the Plain of Esdraelon) is a large plain and inland valley in the north of Israel. ... Mount Tabor may refer to a number of places: Mount Tabor is a hill in the Holy Land near Nazareth. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... This article is about the land called Canaan. ...

Issachar fathered four sons who joined him in the migration of Jacob's family to Egypt, where he died and was buried. Among his descendants were the judge Tola and two kings of Israel, Baasha and his son Elah. Judges (Hebrew: שֹּׁפְטִים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. ... For tola, an Indian unit of mass, see Tola (measure) Tola (תּוֹלָע Worm; grub, Standard Hebrew Tolaʿ, Tiberian Hebrew Tôlāʿ) was one of the judges of Israel whose career is documented in Judges 10:1-2. ... The Kingdom of Israel (Hebrew: מַלְכוּת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Standard Hebrew Malḫut Yisraʼel, Tiberian Hebrew Malḵûṯ YiÅ›rāʼēl) was the Kingdom proclaimed by the Israelite nation around 1050 BCE. The nation itself was formed as the Israelites left the Land of Goshen, Egypt during the Exodus at an uncertain date, often... Baasha (Hebrew Basha; Baal hears) was the third king of the northern kingdom of Israel. ... Elah was a son of Baasha, who succeeded him as king of Israel. ...

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Ninth son of Leah and father of Issachar, one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Issachar was the product of the mandrake incident (Genesis 30:9-18) and was involved in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery.
Issachar settled in Egypt after the famine in Canaan and had four sons: Tolah, Puvvah, Yov and Shimron.
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