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Igal (spy)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Igal, Son of Joseph
Igal, Son of Joseph (יִגְאָל‎, yig'al). A descendant of Issachar; one of the twelve spies Moses sent into Canaan (Num 13:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Igal (Person)
IGAL (PERSON) [Heb yigʾāl (יִגְאָל)]. The name held by 3 persons in the Hebrew Bible, Igal is a hypochoristic, or shortened theophoric name meaning “may El redeem.” The name is attested in extrabiblical sources (Myers Chronicles AB, 21).1. One of the 12 spies sent out by Moses to spy out the land with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Igal
Igal. 1. Joseph’s son from Issachar’s tribe and one of the 12 spies sent by Moses to search out Canaan (Nm 13:7).2. Nathan’s son and one of David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:36). In 1 Chronicles 11:38 he is called Joel, Nathan’s brother (in Hebrew, only one letter different from Igal).3. Shemaiah’s son and
Igeal
Igeal. kjv spelling of Igal, Shemaiah’s son, in 1 Chronicles 3:22.See Igal #3.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Igal
1. One of the twelve spies sent by Moses from the wilderness of Paran; son of Joseph, tribe of Issachar (Nu. 13:7).
Igal
Igal īʹgal [Heb. yig̱ˊāl—‘he [God] redeems’; LXX Gk. Igal, Gaal, Iōēl].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Igal
IGAL1. Joseph’s son from Issachar’s tribe and one of the 12 spies sent by Moses to search out Canaan (Nm 13:7).2. Nathan’s son and one of David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:36). In 1 Chronicles 11:38 he is called Joel, Nathan’s brother (in Hebrew, only one letter different from Igal).3. Shemaiah’s son and
Igeal
IGEAL* kjv spelling of Igal, Shemaiah’s son, in 1 Chronicles 3:22. See Igal #3.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Igal
Igal (i´gal; Heb., “[God] redeems”).1 The spy from Issachar sent by Moses to scout the promised land (Num. 13:7).2 One of David’s warriors from Zobah (2 Sam. 23:36); apparently named Joel in 1 Chron. 11:38.3 A son of Shemmaiah and a descendant of both David and Zerubbabel (1 Chron. 3:22).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Igal
IGAL1. The son of Joseph of the tribe of Issachar and one of the 12 men sent out by Moses to spy out the land of Canaan (Num 13:7, 17).2. One of David’s mighty warriors, son of Nathan (2 Sam 23:36), referred to in 1 Chr 11:38 as “Joel the brother of Nathan.3. One of the sons of Shemaiah of the royal
Igeal
IGEAL. One of the sons of Shemaiah of the royal house of David (1 Chr 3:22), called Igal in the ASV and RSV. See Igal 3.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Igal
Igal (Heb. yig̱ʾāl)1. A spy from the tribe of Issachar sent by Moses to scout the land of Canaan (Num. 13:7).2. The son of Nathan of Zobah; one of David’s Thirty (2 Sam. 23:36). 1 Chr. 11:38 lists instead Joel the brother of Nathan.3. A son of Shemaiah, and a descendant of Zerubbabel (1 Chr. 3:22).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Igal
I´gal (whom God will avenge).1. One of the spies, son of Joseph, of the tribe of Issachar. Num. 13:7. (b.c. 1490.)2. One of the heroes of David’s guard, son of Nathan of Zobah. 2 Sam. 23:36. (b.c. 1046.)
Ige-al
Ig´e-al (whom God will avenge), a son of Shemaiah; a descendant of the royal house of Judah. 1 Chron. 3:22. (b.c. 406.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Igal
I´GAL (īʹgal; He [God] redeems).1. The son of Joseph, and agent from Issachar sent to spy out the land of Canaan (Num. 13:7), 1441 b.c.2. The son of Nathan of Zobah, and one of David’s mighty warriors (2 Sam. 23:36), about 962 b.c. In the parallel list (1 Chron. 11:38) the name is given as “Joel the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Igal
Igalavengers. (1.) Num. 13:7, one of the spies of the tribe of Issachar. (2.) Son of Nathan of Zobah, and one of David’s warriors (2 Sam. 23:36). (3.) 1 Chr. 3:22.
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