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Scriptsיִשָּׂשׁכָר Ancient Hebrew Ισσαχαρ Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.IS-ə-kahr English

Meaning & History

Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "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.
Other Languages & CulturesYissakhar Biblical Hebrew Yissakhar Hebrew


biblical, sons of Jacob, sons of Leah, twelve tribes of Israel, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute