The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron - four sons.
The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel - the chiefs of their families. During David's reign, the Tola family counted 22,600 warriors in their lineage.
The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah; the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah - five sons and all of them chiefs.
They counted 36,000 warriors in their lineage because they had more wives and sons than their brothers.
The extended families of Issachar accounted for 87,000 warriors - all of them listed in the family tree.
Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Beker, and Jediael.
Bela had five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, all of them chiefs and warriors. They counted 22,034 names in their family tree.
Beker's sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth.
Through these chiefs their family tree listed 20,200 warriors.
Jediael's son was Bilhan and the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar
- all sons of Jediael and family chiefs; they counted 17,200 combat-ready warriors.
Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir; Hushim were from the family of Aher.
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