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Meaning: hired (Genesis 30:18)
This is the name of a biblical man and a tribe of Israel.
The tribe of Issachar, during the journey through the wilderness, along with Judah and Zebulun (Numbers 2:5), marched on the east of the tabernacle. This tribe contained 54,400 fighting men when the census was taken at Sinai.
The land allotment of Issachar is described in Joshua 19:17-23. It included the plain of Esdraelon (=Jezreel), which was and still is the richest portion of Israel (Deuteronomy 33:18-19; 1 Chronicles 12:40).