Tola

Tola [N] [H] [S]

a scarlet worm.

  • Eldest son of Issachar ( Genesis 46:13 ).

  • A judge of the tribe of Issachar who "judged" Israel twenty-three years ( Judges 10:1 Judges 10:2 ), when he died, and was buried in Shamir. He was succeeded by Jair.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Tola". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Tola [N] [E] [S]

    worm; grub; scarlet
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Tola'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Tola. [N] [E] [H]

    1. The first-born of Issachar and ancestor of the Tolaiters. ( Genesis 46:13 ; Numbers 26:23 ; 1 Chronicles 7:1 1 Chronicles 7:2 ) (B.C. about 1700.)
    2. Judge of Israel after Abimelech. ( Judges 10:1 Judges 10:2 ) 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 in Mount Ephraim, where he died and was buried. (B.C. 1206-1183.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tola'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    TOLA

    to'-la (tola`, "worm" or "scarlet stuff"):

    (1) One of the four sons of Issachar (Genesis 46:13; 1 Chronicles 7:1), mentioned among those who journeyed to Egypt with Jacob (Genesis 46:8), and in the census taken by Moses and Eleazar, as father of the Tolaites (Numbers 26:23) whose descendants in the reign of David included 22,600 "mighty men of valor" (1 Chronicles 7:2).

    (2) One of the Judges, the son of Puah, a man of Isaachar. He dwelt in the hill country of Ephraim in the village of Shamir, where after judging Israel 23 years he was buried (Judges 10:1,2). In the order of succession he is placed between Abimelech and Jair. It is interesting to note that both Tola and Puah are names of colors, and that they occur together both in the case of the judge and in that of the sons of Isaachar. They may therefore be looked upon as popular typical or ancestral names of the Issachar tribe, although current critical theories seek an explanation in a confusion of texts.

    Ella Davis Isaacs


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TOLA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.