According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Issachar (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשׁכָר, Yissakhar) was one of the Tribes of Israel.
The census held at Mt. Sinai (Num 1:28:29) shows that the numbers of this tribe was 54,400 fighting man. Just before entering Canaan, another census pointed that this number raised to 64,300.
Map of the twelve tribes of Israel, before the move of Dan to the North. The Tribe of Issachar has its territory surrounded by Manasseh, Naphtali and Zebulun
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Unger, Merrill F (1988). R. K., Harrison. ed. The New Unger´s Bible Dictionary. Chicago: Moody Press. p. 637. ISBN 0-8024-9037-9.