Holman Bible Dictionary
(i' gal) Personal name meaning, “he redeems.” 1. Spy representing tribe of Issachar whom Moses sent to investigate the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:7 ). He voted with the majority that the land was too difficult for Israel to conquer. 2. One of David's heroic warriors, apparently a foreigner from Zobah (2 Samuel 23:36 ), though his name is spelled Joel, and he is the brother, not son, of Nathan in 1 Chronicles 11:38 . 3 . Descendant of David in the postexilic community (about 470 B.C.) and thus bearer of the messianic line and hope (1 Chronicles 3:22 ), though the chronicler does not describe him in messianic terms here.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Numbers 13:7.
2. Son of Nathan of Zobah (2 Samuel 23:36); in 1 Chronicles 11:38 "Joel, the brother of Nathan."
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
IGAL. 1 . The spy representing the tribe of Issachar ( Numbers 13:7 ). 2 . One of David’s heroes, the son of Nathan of Zohah ( 2 Samuel 23:36 ). In the parallel list ( 1 Chronicles 11:38 ) the name is given as ‘ Joel , the brother of Nathan.’ 3 . Son of Shemaiah of the royal house of David ( 1 Chronicles 3:22 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Joseph, of the tribe of Issachar. Numbers 13:7 .
2. Son of Nathan of Zobah and one of David's mighty men. 2 Samuel 23:36 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Numbers 13:7 , one of the spies of the tribe of Issachar.
Son of Nathan of Zobah, and one of David's warriors (2 Samuel 23:36 ).
1 Chronicles 3:22 .
Igeal - (i' guh awl) KJV spelling of Igal in 1 Chronicles 3:22 . See Igal
Mibhar - " Septuagint seemingly read, "Igal the brother of Nathan, flower of the host; Bani the Gadite
Igal - Igal
Nathan - Man of Zobah, father of Igal
Nathan - Father of Igal, one of David’s heroes ( 2 Samuel 23:36 )
Nathan - Nathan of Zobah, father of Igal, one of David's mighty men (2 Samuel 23:36 )
Nathan - Father of Igal, one of David's heroes, of Zobah, 2 Samuel 23:36, but in 1 Chronicles 11:38 "Joel, brother of Nathan" Kennicott prefers "brother
Joseph - Father of Igal, of Issachar
jo'Seph - ...
Father of Igal, who represented the tribe of Issachar among the spies
Joel - 1 Chronicles 11:38; in 2 Samuel 23:36 Igal
Joel - Military hero under David (1Â Chronicles 11:38 ; compare Igal in 2Â Samuel 23:26 )
Issachar - Igal represented Issachar among the spies (Numbers 13:7)
Twelve - Igal: whom GOD will avenge