Character Study on Tola

Character Study on Tola

Genesis 46: And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Numbers 26: Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:
Joshua 15: And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
Joshua 19: And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,
Judges 10: And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
1 Chronicles 4: And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
1 Chronicles 7: Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tola
TOLA . The first of the five minor Judges ( Judges 10:1-2 ). In Genesis 46:13 , Numbers 26:23 , 1 Chronicles 7:1 he appears as the son of Issachar; Tola was apparently the name of the leading clan of the tribe. It means ‘a worm,’ from which came a crimson dye ( Exodus 16:20 , Isaiah 1:18 ); and was perhaps an animal name due to totemism. Shamir, his home and birthplace, is unidentified.

C. W. Emmet.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tola
(toh' luh) Personal name meaning, “crimson worm.” 1. Issachar's firstborn son (Genesis 46:13 ; Numbers 26:23 ; 1 Chronicles 7:1-2 ). 2 . Judge who governed Israel for twenty-three years from Shamir, likely at or near Samaria (Judges 10:1 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tola
1. Issachar's firstborn (Genesis 46:13; Numbers 26:23; 1 Chronicles 7:1-2). Ancestor of the Tolaites, 22,600 men of valor in David's time.

2. Next judge of Israel after Abimelech (Judges 10:1). Son of Puah, of Issachar. Judged for 23 years at Shamir in Mount Ephraim; here he died and was buried.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tola
Worm; grub; scarlet
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tola
1. Son of Issachar. Genesis 46:13 ; Numbers 26:23 ; 1 Chronicles 7:1,2 .

2. Son of Puah, of the tribe of Issachar: he judged Israel twenty-three years at Shamir in Mount Ephraim. Judges 10:1,2 .

Webster's Dictionary - Tola
(n.) A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Tola
1.The eldest son of Issachar, and head of a family, Genesis 46:13 ; Numbers 26:23 .

2. Of the tribe of Issachar, judge of Israel, at Shamir in Mount Ephraim, for twenty-three years after the death of Abimelech, Judges 10:1,2 .

King James Dictionary - Tola
TO'LA, n. In India, a weight for gold and silver, but different in different places.

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Tolaites - Family of Tola, son of Issachar
Tolaites - Descendants of Tola (Numbers 26:23 ; 1 Chronicles 7:1,2 )
to'Laites, the, - the descendants of Tola the son of Issachar
Jahmai - Son of Tola, a son of Issachar
Jeriel - Son of Tola, a son of Issachar
Jibsam - Son of Tola, a son of Issachar
Tolaite - (toh' lay ite) Division of Issachar descended from Tola (Numbers 26:23-25 )
Tola - The standard Tola is equal to 180 grains
Jib'Sam - (pleasant ), one of the sons of Tola, the son of Issachar
Tola - Tola . In Genesis 46:13 , Numbers 26:23 , 1 Chronicles 7:1 he appears as the son of Issachar; Tola was apparently the name of the leading clan of the tribe
je'ri-el - (people of God ), a man of Issachar, one of the six heads of the house of Tola
Pua - Numbers 26:23; father of Tola, the judge (Judges 10:1)
Puah - Father of Tola ( Judges 10:1 ). In Genesis 46:13 , Numbers 26:23 [ Puvah ], 1 Chronicles 7:1 , he is Tola’s brother
Shemuel - Son of Tola and a chief of Issachar
Puah - ” Father of the judge Tola (Judges 10:1 ) and an alternate form of Puvah (1 Chronicles 7:1 )
Puah - Father of Tola, of the tribe of Issachar
Shamir - The home and burial-place of Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 )
Shemu'el - (1 Chronicles 6:33 ) ... Son of Tola, and one of the chiefs of the tribe of Issachar, (1 Chronicles 7:2 ) (B
Shamir - City in Mount Ephraim, the residence of Tola, one of the judges
Dodo - Grandfather of Tola, a judge, of the tribe of Issachar
Dodo - Grandfather of Tola, the judge (Judges 10:1 )
pu'ah -
The father of Tola, a man of the tribe of Issachar and judge of Israel after Abimelech
Sha'Mir - ... A place in Mount Ephraim, the residence and burial-place of Tola the judge
Reph'Aiah - ) ... Son of Tola the son of Issachar
Uzzi - Son of Tola, a descendant of Issachar
Rephaiah - Son of Tola, of the tribe of Issachar
Jair - He succeeded Tola in the judicature or government of the Israelites, and was himself succeeded by Jephthah
Shamir (1) - The judge Tola's home and burial place in Mount Ephraim (Judges 10:1-2). Why Tola of Issachar dwelt there is uncertain; either for security from the Canaanites, or Issachar may have possessed some towns in the Ephraim mountains
Issachar - He had four sons, Tola, Phovah, Job, and Shimron
Shamir - Home of Tola, the judge from the tribe of Issachar, in mount Ephraim (Judges 10:1 )
Puah - There were two of this name—Pua, son of lssachar, Genesis 46:13; and Pua, the father of Tola, Judges 10:1
Crimson - Tola , name of a worm, thought to be a dye of a bluish tint
Issachar - Tola, one of the so-called “minor” judges, was of the tribe of Issachar (Judges 10:1-2 )
Uzzi - Son of Tola of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:2-3)
Dodo - A man of Issachar, the forefather of Tola the judge ( Judges 10:1 )
uz'zi - ) ... Son of Tola the son of Issachar
Defend - There arose, to defend Israel, Tola the son of Puah
Judges - Fifth judge: Gideon—40 years; sixth judge: Abimelech—3 years; seventh judge: Tola—23 years; eighth judge: Jair—22 years
Judges - Seventh judge: Tola; 23 years
Judge - " Of five of the judges, Tola (Judges 10:1 ), Jair (3), Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon (12:8-15), we have no record at all beyond the bare fact that they were judges
Issachar - His sons Tola, Phuvah, Job (or Jashub, Numbers 26:24), and Shimron, were heads of the four chief families of the tribe (Genesis 46:13). ... Tola the judge was of Issachar, though his abode was at Shamir in Mount Ephraim. Omri of the great family of Michael ruled in David's time; possibly forefather of Omri who usurped the Israelite throne (1 Chronicles 27:18), and built Samaria (perhaps on the same hill Shamir on which Tola of Issachar judged)
Issachar - Tola the judge, the grandson of Dodo, was a man of Issachar ( Judges 10:1 )
Judges - Thus it was chiefly the land east of the Jordan that Ehud, Jephthah, Elon, and Jair delivered and governed; Barak and Tola governed the northern tribes; Abdon the central; and Ibzan and Samson the southern
Judges, Book of - Tola and Jair (Judges 10:1-5 ) ... G. The minor judges are Othniel, Shamgar, Tola, Jair, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
Colours - Tola ben-Puah, i
Galilee - ‘Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet’ ( John 7:52 ) was another, in the face of the fact that Galilee was the home of Deborah, Barak, Ibzan, Tola, Elon, with the prophets Jonah, Elisha, and possibly Hosea
Judges, Book of - ... From the Exodus to the crossing the Jordan 40 }... From the Jordan to the division of the land 7 }... Rest under Joshua and the Elders Judges 2:7 12 }... Oppression by the king of Mesopotamia Judges 3:8 8 } ... Othniel judge Judges 3:11 40 } About 338 years -... Oppression by the Moabites Judges 3:14 18 } ... Ehud and Shamgar Judges 3:30 80 } the 300 years... Oppression by king Jabin Judges 4:3 20 } ... Deborah and Barak Judges 5:31 40 } in round... Oppression by the Midianites Judges 6:1 7 } ... Gideon Judges 8:28 40 } numbers... Abimelech Judges 9:22 3 } ... Tola Judges 10:2 23 } of... Jair Judges 10:3 22 } ... } Judges 11:26 ... In the West
Judges - ... These extraordinary judges, raised by God, the temporal as well as spiritual King of Israel, as His vicegerents, between Joshua and the kings were 13: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah and Barak, Gideon, Abimelech (an usurper), Tola, Jair Jephtha, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon (Bedan 1 Samuel 12:11), Samson
Judges (1) - ... The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 2:6 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position. ] Of the twelve Judges dealt with, seven are of Quite subordinate importance, little more than a bare mention of them being recorded; they are: Othniel ( Judges 3:7-11 ), who delivers the children of Israel from Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia; he is mentioned incidentally in Judges 1:13 as marrying the daughter of Caleb; Shamgar ( Judges 3:31 ), of whom nothing more is said than that he killed six hundred Philistines; Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ); Jair ( Judges 10:3-5 ); Ibzan ( Judges 12:8-10 ); Elon ( Judges 12:11-12 ); and Abdon ( Judges 12:13-15 ). In the same way, the brief references to the ‘minor’ judges Shamgar ( Judges 3:31 ), Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ), Jair ( Judges 10:5 ), Ibzan ( Judges 12:8-10 ), Elon ( Judges 12:11-12 ), and Abdon ( Judges 12:13-15 ) are historical notes of value; their Interpretation is another matter; it is possible that these names are the names of clans and not of individuals; some of them certainly occur as the names of clans in later books