The Tribe of Asher.

Census. At the time of the migration into Egypt while Joseph was still ruling in Egypt oHis family prospered in Egypt, and at the Exodus the tribe of Asher is numbered at 41,500 adult males (Num 1:41). At the second census the number is given 53,400 (Num 26:47)

Position. Asher's position was on the north side of the tabernacle, with Dan and Naphtali.

Standard. The standard of the tribe of Dan was of white and red and the crest upon it an eagle, the great foe to serpents.

Journeying. "All who were numbered of the forces with Dan (Naphtali and Asher), one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred-- they shall break camp last (fourth), with their standards." (Num 2:31).

Representatives. The prince of the tribe being Pagiel the son of Ochran (Num 2:27).

Interesting Notes. The Asherites never succeeded in expelling the inhabitants of the Phoenician strongholds - such as Tyre, Sidon, and Acco (Judg. 1:31-32), which were in their territory.

The Land Division. The territory of Asher extended to the northern boundary of Palestine; its southern border was the tribe of Manasseh and the mountains of Mount Carmel. Asher was bounded on the west by the Mediterranean Sea and on the east by the tribe of Naphtali.

The Man Asher

ash'air; "happiness"). The eighth son of Jacob and second of Zilpah, the maid of Leah

Gen 30:12-13 And Leah's maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. Then Leah said, "I am happy, for the daughters will call me blessed." So she called his name Asher.

Asher's full brother was Gad (Gen 35:26). Nothing else is mentioned.