Issachar was name of a son of Jacob and one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Issachar was born to Jacob by Leah. Issachar's descendants became one of the twelve tribes of Israel. When the Israelites crossed the Jordan River to possess the Promised Land, Issachar was allotted the land that is between Mount Tabor and the southern hills of Galilee.
AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus