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1. 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 in Mount Ephraim, where he died and was buried. (b.c. 1206–1183.)