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ı̄´gal ( יגאל , yigh'āl , "he (God) redeems"; Septuagint variously Ἰγάλ , Igál , Γαάλ , Gaál , Ἰωήλ , Iōḗl ):

(1) One of the twelve spies sent by Moses from the wilderness of Paran; son of Joseph, tribe of Issachar (Numbers 13:7 ).

(2) One of David's heroes, son of Nathan of Zobah (2 Samuel 23:36 ). In 1 Chronicles 11:38 he is "Joel ( יואל , yō'ēl ), the brother of Nathan."

(3) Son of Shemaiah of the royal house of David, descendant of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:22 , the King James Version "Igeal").

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Igal'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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