(one of the twelve sons of Israel)..
ISSACHAR; ( (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשכָר) | Pronunciation; Yissakhar; was born in 1563 BC; in Paddan-aram (Haran).. ((modern day; southeastern Turkey)).. He popped out as the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob..
The tribe of Issachar, purportedly, was one of the original Israelite groups.. He is what I call the silent type.. The Bible not mentioning him much.. I am guessing that he was much like his father as a child.. Quiet & stayed to himself in his nest..
As for his blessing.. ..
O Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
P And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. ~Genesis 49:14&15
Issachar had four sons, who were born in Canaan and migrated with him to Egypt, with their descendants remaining there until the Exodus..
The Jewish Encyclopedia portrays Issachar as somewhat very practical in nature, due to his strong effort in being more learned, & less involved with other matters which led him to such actions like taking a feeble part in military campaigns involving his brothers, and generally residing in strongly fortified cities and, depending on his brother Zebulun's financial support in return for a share in the spiritual reward he gains. Interesting stuff!!
1 Chronicles 7:1-5.. states that men from the family of Issachar were 'strong' & 'prepped & skilled for war!'
B Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.
C And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.
D And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
E And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
F And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.
He was planted somewheres; but where - Is ANYONE's GUESS!! My guess, is that he (as with all his brothers), died & was buried in Egypt... His, (as founder of one of the tribes), woulda been pretty impopo.. But ANYWAY.. Wherever he is buried... May he find the peace in the after that he prolly never found in this life! Coincydinkly, there is no info on Naphtali or Isaachar's graves, either... Wondering eyebrow raised! FoSho!!