Yissachar

Synonyms:
Issachar, yi-sa-KHAR, יִשָּׂשכָר
Issachar (Wikipedia)
Portuguese sketch. The English name used is either Issachar or Yissachar. The open book in the center of the image depicts the tribe's devotion to Torah study.

Issachar/Yissachar (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשכָר, Modern Yissakhar, Tiberian Yiśśāḵār; "reward; recompense") was, according to the Book of Exodus, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob), and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Issachar. However, some Biblical scholars view this as an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.

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