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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3278 - יָעֵל

Word Origin
the same as (03277)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Jael = “mountain goat”

1) the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed the general Sisera as he slept by driving a peg through his temples into the ground

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Judges 6
Judges 6
Judges 6
n-p 6
n-p 6
n-p 6

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. יָעֵל proper name, feminine wife of Heber the Kenite, slayer of Sisera Judges 4:17,18,21,22; Judges 5:24, probably also Judges 5:6 (others find here name of a Prayer of Manasseh , a 'judge').

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָעֵל m. pl. יְעֵלִים const. יַעֲלֵי

(1)  the ibex, perhaps also the chamois. Arab. وَعِلُ and وَعْلُ, Psalms 104:18; Job 39:1. Comp. Bochart, Hieroz. P. I, p. 915, seq. צוּרֵי הַיְּעֵלִים the rocks of the wild goats, near the desert of Engedi, 1 Samuel 24:3.

(2) [Jael], pr.n.

(a) of a judge [?] or heroic person of Israel, before the time of Deborah, Judges 5:6. [This is surely the same as the next.]

(b) of a resolute woman, the wife of Heber the Kenite, Judges 4:17, 18 Judges 4:18, 5:24. Some understand the same to be spoken of 5:6 [of course they are the same.]

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List of Word Forms
יָעֵ֔ל יָעֵ֕ל יָעֵ֣ל יָעֵל֙ יָעֵל֮ יעל yā‘êl yā·‘êl yaEl
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