Today’s passage is 1 Chronicles 7:1-40. God Can Bring Good out of Misfortune (Plus, Be a Good Team Player + How to Measure Greatness) .In this chapter, the Chronicler turns his attention to the genealogies of six other tribes of Israel. Let’s go!
1 Chronicles 7:1 (NIV)
1 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron–four in all.
On verses 1-5: Compared to other tribes, the Bible does not say much about Issachar as a tribe, although Issachar was given one of the richest lands in Palestine. Arguably the two most notable figures to come out of the tribe of Issachar are Tola (mentioned in v1 and a judge who ruled over Israel for 23 years – see Judges 10:1-2) and Baasha, an idol-worshiping king who ruled Israel for 24 years (see 1 Kings 15:27).