Asher – Twelve Tribes of Israel
The Tribe of Asher In the Book of Genesis, Asher (אָשֵׁר, Standard Hebrew Ašer, Tiberian Hebrew is a son of Jacob and Zilpah, and the founder of the Tribe of Asher. Asher comes from Ashar meaning “happy”. Ashar is also a place in Palestine.
On his deathbed, Jacob blesses Asher by saying that his land would produce ‘rich bread’ and ‘dainties’ (Genesis 49:20).
The name Asher was inscribed in the Onyx stone. Asher means blessed, happy, prosper, straight, honest, go, guide, lead, and relieve. Onyx means fire/or splendor. Genesis 49:20 tells us that “Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties”. Truly the richness of Asher passed on to the generations and his children were blessed.