Tola the seventh 7th Judge of Israel, Judges 10:1-2


Tola was from the tribe of Issachar. He ruled for 23 years 1149BC-1129BC.

Tola seems to have been raised to the position of Judge by God. He did what was asked of him by God to rule in God’s wisdom and peace for the people of Israel so there was no need to record any thing about the events of Tola’s life.

Tola in Hebrew means: crimson/worm color.

He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim even though he was from the tribe of Issachar whose land allotment by Moses was in a different part of Israel. See Joshua 13:1-21:45.

Background Reading:

Tola, Israel’s seventh Judge

10:1 A man from the tribe of Issachar, Puah’s son Tola, grandson of Dodo, arose to save Israel. He lived in Shamir, in the mountainous regiona of Ephraim. 2 He governed Israel for 23 years and then died. He was buried in Shamir.
Judges 10:1-2

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