The firstborn of Issachar and ancestor of the Tolaites (Genesis 46:13; Numbers 26:23; 1 Chronicles 7:1-2)
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.
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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