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Tola (judge)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tola the Judge
Tola the Judge (תּוֹלָע‎, tola'). A descendant of Issachar and son of Puah who judged Israel for 23 years and was buried at Shamir (Judg 10:1–2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tola (Person)
TOLA (PERSON) [Heb tōlāʿ (תֹּלָע)]. Two individuals (or an individual and a clan) mentioned in the OT bear this name, which means “worm” in Hebrew. The name probably carried a complimentary sense. RSV renders the identical nominal form as “crimson” in Isa 1:18, and “purple” in Lam 4:5, referring to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tola
Tola. 1. One of the two sons of Issachar named among the 66 descendants of Jacob who accompanied him in the migration to Egypt to join Joseph (Gn 46:13); and the ancestor of the first of four families of the tribe of Issachar, as identified in the census of Israel undertaken by Moses and Eleazar (Nm
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tola
2. A judge from the tribe of Issachar; son of Puah and grandson of Dodo (Jgs. 10:1). He lived a Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim and was buried there after judging Israel for twenty-three years (v 2). In the succession of judges he is listed between Abimelech and Jair. The fact that Puah and Tola
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tola
TOLA1. One of the four sons of Issachar named among the 66 descendants of Jacob who accompanied him in the migration to Egypt to join Joseph (Gn 46:13); and the ancestor of the first of four families of the tribe of Issachar, as identified in the census of Israel undertaken by Moses and Eleazar (Nm
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tola
Tola (toh´luh; Heb., “crimson worm”).1 The first of the four sons of Issachar (Gen. 46:13; Num. 26:23; 1 Chron. 7:1–2; Jub. 44:16) and the ancestral head of the people known as Tolaites. Nothing further is known of the six sons of Tola listed in 1 Chron. 7:2.2 A judge (Judg. 10:1) described as a son
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tola
TOLA1. A son of Issachar (Gen 46:13; 1 Chr 7:1–2), and ancestral head of the family of Tolaites (Num 26:23).2. A judge who was of the lineage of Issachar. His father’s name was Puah the son of Dodo (Jdg 10:1). Tola lived and was buried in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. Following the era of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tola
TOLA (Heb. tôlā‘). 1. A family name in a clan of Issachar (Gn. 46:13; Nu. 26:23; 1 Ch. 7:1–2). 2. Tola ben Puah, of Shamir, an unknown village in Mt Ephraim, who was a national judge for 23 years after Abimelech’s reign (Jdg. 10:1). Puah was also a family name in Issachar.J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tola
Tola (Heb. tôlāʿ)1. The eldest son of Issachar (Gen. 46:13; 1 Chr. 7:1), whose descendants—heads of fathers’ houses and warriors during the reign of King David (v. 2)—were called Tolaites (Heb. tôlāʿɩ̂; Num. 26:23).2. The son of Puah from the tribe of Issachar. A resident of the Ephraimite hill
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tola
To´la1. The first-born of Issachar, and ancestor of the Tolaites. Gen. 46:13; Num. 26:23; 1 Chron. 7:1–2. (b.c. about 1700.)2. Judge of Israel after Abimelech. Judges 10:1–2. He is described as “the son of Puah the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar.” Tola judged Israel for twenty-three years at Shamir
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Tola
TO´LA (tōʹla; “a worm”).1. The eldest son of Issachar (Gen. 46:13; 1 Chron. 7:1). His six sons (7:2) became progenitors of the Tolaites (Num. 26:23), which numbered in David’s time 22,600 fighting men (1 Chron. 7:2).2. A judge of Israel. He was the son of Puah, of the tribe of Issachar. He succeeded
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Relatives
Puah Father
Issachar Relative
Dodo Grandfather
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