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Ariel

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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The lion of God.
  • One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16 ).

  • A symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isaiah 29:1,2,7 ) as "victorious under God," and in Ezekiel 43:15,16 , for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Ariel'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​a/ariel.html. 1897.
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