One of the interesting parts of any book or movie about time travel is watching the characters try to figure out the progress and customs of the time in which they have landed.
Their clothing, speech and knowledge are usually all wrong. It’s almost like seeing an Amish wagon clattering down a highway as sports cars and tractor trailers zip past. Clearly, somebody doesn’t understand the times.
In 1 Chronicles 12, the armies of Israel are described according to their tribes and abilities – some are armed for war, others are mighty men of valor, and some are even famous men. It is the men of Issachar, however, who are described as having “understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (32).