And the sons of Tola
The eldest son of Issachar, whose posterity are only reckoned by name:
Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel,
heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola;
the principal man of his family:
[they] were valiant men of might in their generations,
famous for their courage and military exploits, though they sprang from Tola, whose name signifies "a worm"; and which name Bochart F11 conjectures was given him by his parents, because he was so weakly that they had no hopes of raising him; and yet from him sprung such mighty men, and from them such a numerous race, as follows:
whose number was, in the days of David, two and twenty thousand and six
besides those of the posterity of Uzzi, after mentioned. This was at the time Joab took the number of Israel, by the order of David, ( 1 Chronicles 21:5 ) .
F11 Hierozoic. par. 2. l. 4. c. 21. col. 630.