Igal

IGAL (ī'găl, Heb. yigh’āl, God redeems)

One of the twelve spies sent by Moses to search out the land of Canaan (Num.13.7).One of David’s heroes, the son of Nathan (2Sam.23.36).A son of Shemaiah, a descendant of King Jehoiachin (1Chr.3.22).


IGAL ī’ găl (יִגְאָל, H3319, may God redeem), KJV IGEAL (1 Chron 3:22). 1. One of the twelve spies sent by Moses to Canaan; of the tribe of Issachar (Num 13:7).

2. One of David’s Mighty Men; the son of Nathan of Zobah (2 Sam 23:36). In the parallel list (1 Chron 11:38) the name appears as “Joel, the brother of Nathan.”

3. Son of Shemaiah of the royal house of David, descendant of Zerubbabel (1 Chron 3:22).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yigh’al, "he (God) redeems"; Septuagint variously Igal, Gaal, Ieol):

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

(2) One of David’s heroes, son of Nathan of Zobah (2Sa 23:36). In 1Ch 11:38 he is "Joe (yo’el), the brother of Nathan."

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