Bible Names A-G : Asher


Asher in Wikipedia (Hebrew: אָשֵׁר, Modern Asher Tiberian ʼĀēr), in the Book of Genesis, is the second son of Jacob and Zilpah, and the founder of the Tribe of Asher. He was born on the 20th of Shevat 2199 (1562 BCE). According to some accounts 20th of Shevat is also the date of his passing. Ashar is also a place in Israel. Asher played a role in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery.(Gen. 37:23-36) Asher and his four sons and daughter settled in Canaan.[1] On his deathbed, Jacob blesses Asher by saying that "his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties"(Genesis 49:20 [Authorized (King James)Version]. Asher's daughter, Serah (also transliterated as Serach), is the only granddaughter of Jacob mentioned in the Torah, and has several legends associated with her. {Gen. 46:17) The eighth son of the patriarch Jacob, and the traditional progenitor of the tribe Asher. He is represented as the younger brother of Gad; these two being the sons of Zilpah, the handmaid of Leah (Gen. xxx. 10 et seq., xxxv. 26). Four sons and one daughter were born to Asher in Canaan, who went down with him to Egypt (Gen. xlvi. 17). See Asher, Tribe and Territory; and on the general view to be taken of the tribes of Israel, Tribes, Twelve.J. Jr. J. F. McC....