The Definition of the word Asher
Happy, Jacob's eigth son; his mother was Zilpah, Leah's handmaid (Gen. 30:13). Of the tribe founded by him nothing is recorded beyond its holding a place in the list of the tribes (35:26; "46:17; Ex. 1:4, etc.) It increased in numbers twenty-nine" "percent, during the thirty-eight years' wanderings. The place of" this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Num. 2:27). The boundaries of the inheritance "given to it, which contained some of the richest soil in" "Palestine, and the names of its towns, are recorded in Josh." "19:24-31; Judg. 1:31, 32. Asher and Simeon were the only tribes" west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation. Anna the prophetess was of this tribe (Luke 2:36).