Asher See also Israel; Jacob, Son of Isaac In the Old Testament, a son of Jacob and Zilpah, Leah’s handmaiden (Gen. 30:12–13). The tribe of Asher Jacob blessed Asher (Gen. 49:20), and Moses blessed the descendants of Asher (Deut. 33:1, 24–29). These descendants were called “mighty men of valour” (1 Chr. 7:40).