Issachar
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Given Name ISSACHAR
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יִשָּׂשׁכָר (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: IS-ə-kahr (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Yissakhar (Biblical Hebrew), Yissakhar (Hebrew)