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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #739 - אֲרִיאֵל

'ărı̂y'êl, 'ări'êl
ar-ee-ale', ar-ee-ale'  
Word Origin
from (0738) and (0410)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) meaning uncertain

1a) (CLBL) possibly lion-like

1b) (BDB) possibly two sons of Ariel of Moab

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (3) HCS (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezra 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
n-cmsc 2
n-cmsc 2
n-cmsc 2

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֲרִיאֵל 1. proper name, feminine (probably, see Ew) Ariel ( lioness of El) name applied to Jerusalem Isaiah 29:1,2(twice in verse); Isaiah 29:7 (so Ges Ew Che Di and others; Tagum De Brd Or and others say hearth of El, compare אֲרִאֵיל).

2. proper name, masculine a chief man among returning exiles Ezra 8:16.

3אֲרִאֵל מוֺאָב 2 Samuel 23:20 = ׳אֲרִיאֵל מ 1 Chronicles 11:26 taken by ᵐ5 RV Dr Sm and others as

proper name, masculine, read two sons of Ariel of Moab; RS Semitic i. 469 compare אראל MI12, altar-hearth (so Sm & Song of Solomon , and Dr Sm xci, see below אֲרִיאֵיל) and translation מוֺאָב׳א altar-hearths of Moab.

4 Ezekiel 43:15 & Qr Ezekiel 43:15; Ezekiel 43:16 see below אֲרִיאֵיל. ** Du Isaiah 29:1 (q. v.) makes 1 = אֲרִיאֵיל, from אָרָה + ל afformative, hearth (not + אֵל hearth of El).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֲרִיאֵל m. (comp. of אֲרִי and אֵל).

(1) lion of God, i.e. very mighty hero. Collect. 2 Samuel 23:20, שְׁנֵי אֲרִיאֵל מוֹאָב “two heroes of Moab;” see אַרְאֵלּ and אֲרִי 1 Chronicles 11:22. (Compare Arab. اُللَّهِ أَسَدُ and اُللَّهِ لَيْتُ lion of God, an epithet of brave men, and Pers. شير خدا Shiri khoda, lion of God.) Isaiah 29:1, Isaiah 29:2, used of Jerusalem as the “city of heroes,” which is to be unconquered; although others, comparing the passage of Ezekiel about to be cited, render it hearth, i.e. altar of God.

(2) hearth of God (compare إِرَةُ hearth, chimney, from the root אָרָה No. II.), used of the altar of burnt-offering, Ezekiel 43:15, 16 Ezekiel 43:16.

(3) [Ariel], pr.n. of a man, Ezra 8:16.

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List of Word Forms
אֲרִאֵל֙ אֲרִיאֵל֙ אראל אריאל ’ă·ri·’êl ’ă·rî·’êl ’ări’êl ’ărî’êl ariEl
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