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Strong's #691 - אֶרְאֵל

probably for (H739)
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Noun Masculine
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1) (CLBL) hero, valiant one

2) (BDB) form and meaning dubious

3) (TWOT) Ariel or hearth

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KJV (1)
Isaiah 1
NAS (2)
Isaiah 2
HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
BSB (1)
Isaiah 1
ESV (1)
Isaiah 1
WEB (1)
Isaiah 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אֶרְאֵל] noun [masculine] (form & meaning dubious see below) — only in אֶרְאֶלָּם Isaiah 33:7; Ges אַרְאֵלִם heroes; compare Thes Kn Che; Hi אֲרִאֵלָם; compare Deuteronomy , who derives from אֲרִיאֵל, literally = lion of God, collective with suffix, & translated their heroes; name, of a people from אֲרִיאֵל = Zion Nbr Ath. 1886, p. 400 compare Say ib. 466; Ew אַרְאָל = אַרְעָל trembling, compare Di. Brd proposes הילילו 'cry pitifully.' ᵑ6ᵑ9 and others read some form of ראה, ᵐ5ירא. Wholly uncertain.

II. ארה ( burn, compare Arabic , whence hearth; Ew§ 163 g and others see below)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֶרְאֵל probably i.q. אֲרִיאֵל lion of God, hero. Hence

(a) אַרְאֵלִי (“sprung from a hero,” “son of a hero”), [Areli], pr.n.m., Genesis 46:16 [and patron.] Numbers 26:17.

(b) a difficult word אֶרְאֶלָּם Isaiah 33:7, “their hero,” or rather collectively, “their heroes,” sc. of Israel, in which interpretation nothing need be changed, but Dagesh being removed from the letter ל (אֶרְאֵלָם). The common reading with Dagesh has doubtless arisen from another interpretation adopted anciently; by which אראלם was regarded as contracted from אֶרְאֶה־לָהֶם, אֶרְאֶה־לָּם; See Symm., Theod., Chald., Jerome; comp. my Comment. on Isa. loc. cit. [“and Thes.pp.146, 1248”].

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List of Word Forms
אֶרְאֶלָּ֔ם אראלם ’er’ellām ’er·’el·lām erelLam