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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8439 - תּוֹלָע

Word Origin
the same as (08438)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Tola = “worm”

1) the 1st born of Issachar and progenitor of the family of Tolaites

2) a man of Issachar, son of Puah and judge of Israel after Abimelech

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2847 ‑ κόκκινος (kok'‑kee‑nos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (18) HCS (6)
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Judges 1
1 Chronicles 2
Genesis 1
Leviticus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Chronicles 2
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 3
Jonah 1
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Judges 1
1 Chronicles 3
n-p 6
n-p 6
n-p 6

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. תּוֺלָע proper name, masculine in Issachar; a judge of Israel Judges 10:1; assigned to earlier time by Genesis 46:13; Numbers 26:23 (both P), 1 Chronicles 7:1,2(twice in verse).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תּוֹלָע m. תּוֹלֵעָה, תּוֹלַעַת f. pl. תּוֹלָעִים (from the root תָּלַע) [from יָלַע in Thes.].

(1) a worm, specially one which springs from putrefaction. Exodus 16:20; Isaiah 14:11, 66:24 those which devour plants, Jonah 4:7; Deuteronomy 28:39. Metaphorically used of a weak and despised man, Psalms 22:7; Job 25:6.

(2) especially scarlet, scarlet colour, more fully תּוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי (see שָׁנִי ), also scarlet garments, Lamentations 4:5; Isaiah 1:18 (compare תָּלַע Pu.).

(3) [Tola] pr.n.

(a) of the eldest son of Issachar, Genesis 46:13; 1 Chronicles 7:1.

(b) of an Israelitish judge, Judges 10:1. Patron. of letter a, תּוֹלָעִי Numbers 26:23.

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List of Word Forms
לְתוֹלָ֔ע לתולע תּוֹלָ֕ע תּוֹלָ֥ע תּוֹלָ֧ע תוֹלָ֗ע תולע lə·ṯō·w·lā‘ letoLa ləṯōwlā‘ tō·w·lā‘ ṯō·w·lā‘ toLa tōwlā‘ ṯōwlā‘
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