13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah,[1] Jashub[2] and Shimron.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 46:13

Commentary on Genesis 46:5-27

(Read Genesis 46:5-27)

We have here a particular account of Jacob's family. Though the fulfilling of promises is always sure, yet it is often slow. It was now 215 years since God had promised Abraham to make of him a great nation, 2; yet that branch of his seed, to which the promise was made sure, had only increased to seventy, of whom this particular account is kept, to show the power of God in making these seventy become a vast multitude.