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Who or what is "Issachar"?
April 14, 2008
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I know I have some posts to respond to yet, however I am wondering if anyone knows anything about "Issachar"?...who or what?

April 14, 2008
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Is Issachar the long version of Issa?

April 15, 2008
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I don't think there is any connection between the name Issa and Issachar.

St. Thomas seems to have used the name Yeshua. Who knows, Issa might be the Hindi version of Yeshua as Jesus seems to be the English version of JC's name - whatever it was in the days he walked the earth speaking some version of the Aramaic language. As long as we are talking about the same guy, is it important?

This is what Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, has to say about Issachar:

The Tribe of Issachar

"According to the Torah, the tribe was founded by Issachar, the ninth son of Jacob, and a son of Leah, from whom it took its name; however Biblical scholars view this also as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation[1]. According to this biblical passage, the name Issachar refers to Leah hiring Jacob's sexual favours at the cost of some Mandrakes; this suggests the etymology is ish-sachar, literally meaning man of hire, though some Jewish sources take it instead to mean reward or recompense, in reference to Issachar being the result of Jacob being hired.

A number of scholars think that some of the Israelite tribes actually originated as part of the sea peoples[2]. Issachar may be one of these, since in Egyptian accounts there is a tribe of sea peoples named Shekelesh; Shekelesh is here believed to be composed from shekel-ish, meaning men of the shekel, a meaning synonymous with Issachar's man of hire. The biblical passage in which Leah is described as Issachar's matriarch is one which is regarded by textual scholars as having been spliced together from its sources in a manner which has highly corrupted the narrative; Leah as a matriarch is interpreted to suggest that the text's authors believed the tribe to be one of the original Israelite groups, and it is having a handmaiden - Bilhah or Zilpah - as a matriarch that would have indicated a foreign origin[3]. In the ancient Song of Deborah, Issachar is closely associated with Naphtali, which itself does have a handmaiden as matriarch, and at one point the text appears to have been changed by the word Issachar being inserted instead of Naphtali[4]"

This Issachar certainly is not the same guy as Jesus of the biblical reference.

April 15, 2008
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AboutBibleProphecy.com
Issachar
Issachar was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother was Leah, who also gave birth to Reuben, Judah, Simeon, Levi and Zebulun. Issachar is the ancestor of the Tribe of Issachar. When Jacob blessed his sons, in Genesis 49, Issachar was described as a beast of burden who would submit to forced labor. (Genesis 49:14-15). Isaachar's name is often linked together with Zebulun, his brother.

In the Song of Deborah, Issachar is mentioned in a favorable light in regards to the tribe's battles with the Canaanites. One of the Judges of Israel, named Tola, was from the region of Israel that was named after Issachar. During the era in which David was king, the Tribe of Issachar gained a reputation for its wise men. In Revelation 7:7 Issachar is among the tribes who are promised the Seal of God for 12,000 of its members. The name Issachar means "there is a reward."

taken from http://www.aboutbibleprophecy......m/p127.htm

April 16, 2008
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Thank you, thank you for the answers. I was researching Obama's belief systems. "Issachar" threw me off. No, no connection between Issa and Issachar.

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