* whose number.
This was probably the number returned by Joab and his
assistants, when they made that census of the people with
which God was so much displeased. We find that the effective
men of Issachar amounted to 87,000; (ver. 5;) 22,600; of whom
descended from Tola his eldest son; but whether the 36,000
(ver. 4) were descendants of Tola by Uzzi, and the 22,600; his
descendants by Tola's other sons; or whether another of
Issachar's sons be intended, does not clearly appear; though
the former seems the more obvious meaning.
21:1-5 27:1,23,24 2Sa 24:1-9