Asher: Happy, Jacob's eigth son; his mother was Zilpah, Leah's handmaid
(Genesis 30:13) Of the tribe founded by him nothing is recorded beyond its
holding a place in the list of the tribes
(Genesis 35:26; 46:17; Exodus 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
(Numbers 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
(Joshua 19:24-31; Judges 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