Tribe of Issachar
THE STONE OF SCHOLARS
The Bible places great significance on the intrinsic nature of the Sapphire as being a physical expression of the metaphysical. The tribe of Issachar is revered in Jewish lore as fervent Biblical scholars. According to ancient tradition, Issachar (the 5th son of Jacob) had an exclusive partnership with his younger brother Zebulun; The tribe of Zebulun partook in business in order to financially support the tribe of Issachar, whereas the tribe of Issachar would toil in spiritual study in order to spiritually support the tribe of Zebulun.