Ariel
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ariel

altar; light or lion of God

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ariel

(lion of God).

  1. One of the "chief men" who under Ezra directed the caravan which he led back from Babylon to Jerusalem. (Ezra 8:16) (B.C. 459.) The word occurs also in reference to two Moabites slain by Benaiah. (2 Samuel 23:20; 1 Chronicles 11:22) Many regard the word as an epithet, "lion-like;" but it seems better to look upon it as a proper name, and translate "two [sons] of Ariel."
  2. A designation given by Isaiah to the city of Jerusalem. (Isaiah 29:1,2,7) We must understand by it either "lion of God," as the chief city, or "hearth of God," a synonym for the altar of burnt offering. On the whole it seems most probable that, as a name given to Jerusalem, Ariel means "lion of God," whilst the word used by Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 43:15,16) means "hearth of God."
ATS Bible Dictionary
Ariel

The lion of God, one of Ezra's chief men, Ezra 8:16. This word is used, in 2 Samuel 24:25; 1 Chronicles 11:22, as a descriptive or perhaps a family name of two lion-like men of Moab. In another sense, Ezekiel applies it to the altar of God, Ezekiel 43:15, and Isaiah to Jerusalem, as the hearth on which both the burnt offerings and the enemies of God should be consumed, Isaiah 29:1,2,7. See also Genesis 49:9.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The lion of God.

(1.) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16).

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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Alt. of Ariel gazelle.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARIEL

a'-ri-el ('ariy'el or 'ari'el, "lioness of God"): But the word occurs in Ezekiel 43:15, 16, and is there translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "ALTAR HEARTH."

(1) According to the Revised Version (British and American) a man of Moab whose two sons were slain by David's warrior Benaiah the son of Jehoiada (2 Samuel 23:20 1 Chronicles 11:22). Here the King James Version translates "two lionlike men of Moab."

(2) A name applied to Jerusalem (Isaiah 29:1, 2, 7). The many explanations of the name are interesting, but mainly conjectural.

(3) One of the members of the delegation sent by Ezra to the place Casiphia, to secure temple ministers for his expedition to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:16).

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
740. Ariel -- "lioness of El," a symbolic name for Jer.
... 739, 740. Ariel. 741 . "lioness of El," a symbolic name for Jer. Transliteration:
Ariel Phonetic Spelling: (ar-ee-ale') Short Definition: Ariel. ...
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739. Ariel -- "lioness of El," an Israelite name, also a man of ...
... 738, 739. Ariel. 740 . "lioness of El," an Israelite name, also a man of Moab.
Transliteration: Ariel Phonetic Spelling: (ar-ee-ale') Short Definition: Ariel ...
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741. ariel -- hearth, altar-hearth
... 740, 741. ariel. 742 . hearth, altar-hearth. Transliteration: ariel Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-ee-ale') Short Definition: hearth. ... 740, 741. ariel. 742 . ...
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2025. harel -- altar
... 2024, 2025. harel. 2026 . altar. Transliteration: harel Phonetic Spelling:
(har-ale') Short Definition: altar. Word Origin another reading for ariel, qv. altar ...
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Library

Ariel. CPM
... 303 Ariel. CPM. Christ's Character Appreciated. (623) Oh, could I speak the matchless
worth, Oh! could I sound the glories forth, Which in my Savior shine! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/303 ariel c p m.htm

I am Told, Further, that You Touch with Some Critical Sharpness ...
... who was his contemporary, and in the conclusion of his thirtieth Tome on Isaiah
(that in the end of which he explains the words "Woe to Ariel which David took ...
/.../13 i am told further.htm

The Altar. The Rings. The Laver.
... The Temple was strait on the hinder part, but broad on the fore part; and resembled
the figure of a lion, because it is said, "Woe to Ariel" (the lion of the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 34 the altar the.htm

Appendix 1 Massecheth Middoth
... But when the children of the Captivity came up, they added to it 4 cubits on the
south and 4 on the west like a gamma, because it is said, And Ariel shall be ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/appendix 1 massecheth middoth.htm

Index of Tunes.
... 95, 96 ANACREON IN HEAVEN, 334 ANNAPOLIS, 507, 515 ANTHEM FOR EASTER, 474 ANTIOCH,
166, 464 ANTIPHONALS, xiii ANVERN, 520 ARABIA, 388 ARIEL, 137 ARLINGTON, 107 ...
/.../brown/the story of the hymns and tunes/index of tunes.htm

Letter F
... Joseph D. "Received 1818, Located 1827 * Fate, George "Received 1836, Died 1839 *
Faucolm, John "Received 1795, Located 1791 * Fay, Ariel "Received 1830 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

Letter W
... 1833 * Waller, William J. "Received 1825 * Walsh, Tracy R. "Received 1830, Located
1837 * Walters, Spencer "Received 1836 * Ward, Ariel "Received 1827 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter w.htm

The Lord's Furnace
... As Isaiah says in another place, Jerusalem is 'Ariel,' which probably means 'the
hearth of God.' His presence in the city is as a fire for the comfort and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the lords furnace.htm

System of the Peratæ Explained Out of one of their Own Books.
... Ignorance is in the habit of denominating these Curetes chief of the winds; third
in order is Ariel, according to whose image was generated Æolus, Briares. ...
/.../hippolytus/the refutation of all heresies/chapter ix system of the peratae.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... [2777] Of its storming it is written, "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel""that is, God's lion,
(and indeed in those days it was extremely strong)""the city which ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

Thesaurus
Ariel (7 Occurrences)
... 43:15, 16, for the altar (marg., Hebrews `ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret
of Israel's lion-like strength. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ... of Ariel gazelle. ...
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Besiege (17 Occurrences)
... (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT). Isaiah 29:2 And I will send trouble on Ariel, and there
will be weeping and cries of grief; and she will be to me as Ariel. (See NIV) ...
/b/besiege.htm - 12k

Kabzeel (3 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 23:20 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel,
who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went ...
/k/kabzeel.htm - 8k

Lamenting (8 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Isaiah 29:2 And I have sent distress to Ariel, And it hath been lamentation
and mourning, And it hath been to me as Ariel. (See NAS). ...
/l/lamenting.htm - 8k

Encampment (8 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). Isaiah 29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city of David's encampment!
Add ye year to year; let the feasts come round. (DBY YLT). ...
/e/encampment.htm - 9k

Doer (25 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 23:20 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel,
who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went ...
/d/doer.htm - 14k

Moaning (9 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). Isaiah 29:2 then will I distress Ariel, and there shall be mourning and
lamentation; and she shall be unto me as Ariel. (See JPS RSV). ...
/m/moaning.htm - 8k

Cycle (3 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Isaiah 29:1 Ho! Ariel, Ariel, the town against which David made
war; put year to year, let the feasts come round: (See NIV). ...
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Ar'i-el (1 Occurrence)
Ar'i-el. Ariel, Ar'i-el. Ariels . Multi-Version Concordance Ar'i-el (1 Occurrence). ...
(See RSV). Ariel, Ar'i-el. Ariels . Reference Bible.
/a/ar'i-el.htm - 6k

Altar-hearths (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel,
who had done mighty deeds, he slew the two'sons of Ariel of Moab: he went ...
/a/altar-hearths.htm - 7k

Concordance
Ariel (7 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 23:20
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
(WEB ASV BBE NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 11:22
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Ezra 8:16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, who were teachers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to Ariel! Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add year to year; let the feasts come around;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 29:2
then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as an altar hearth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 29:7
The multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all who fight against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 33:7
Lo, 'Their Ariel,' they have cried without, Messengers of peace do weep bitterly.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Ariel

Ariel: A Messenger from Ezra to Iddo

Ariel: A Symbolical Name for Jerusalem

Related Terms

Besiege (17 Occurrences)

Kabzeel (3 Occurrences)

Lamenting (8 Occurrences)

Encampment (8 Occurrences)

Doer (25 Occurrences)

Moaning (9 Occurrences)

Cycle (3 Occurrences)

Ar'i-el (1 Occurrence)

Altar-hearths (2 Occurrences)

Ariels (2 Occurrences)

Schedule (1 Occurrence)

Sadness (16 Occurrences)

Festivals (17 Occurrences)

Ho (15 Occurrences)

Ah (43 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Heaviness (14 Occurrences)

Snow (25 Occurrences)

Benaiah (44 Occurrences)

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)

Valiant (66 Occurrences)

Pit (110 Occurrences)

Performed (110 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Wo (92 Occurrences)

Targum

Cries (116 Occurrences)

Jehoiada (51 Occurrences)

Night-vision (2 Occurrences)

Jarib (3 Occurrences)

Joi'arib (5 Occurrences)

Joiarib (5 Occurrences)

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Learning (40 Occurrences)

Warring (13 Occurrences)

Insight (39 Occurrences)

Iduel

Fortifications (7 Occurrences)

Fighter (8 Occurrences)

Elna'than (5 Occurrences)

Elnathan (5 Occurrences)

Elie'zer (14 Occurrences)

Distressing (8 Occurrences)

Meshul'lam (23 Occurrences)

Munition (2 Occurrences)

Bulwarks (22 Occurrences)

Beniah (2 Occurrences)

Bulwark (29 Occurrences)

Arieh (1 Occurrence)

Feasts (45 Occurrences)

Shemai'ah (38 Occurrences)

Lament (44 Occurrences)

Towers (38 Occurrences)

Hearth (12 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Meshullam (25 Occurrences)

Wage (39 Occurrences)

Eliezer (14 Occurrences)

Shutting (43 Occurrences)

Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)

Stronghold (68 Occurrences)

Run (147 Occurrences)

Warriors (75 Occurrences)

Mourning (85 Occurrences)

Hole (88 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Mourn (87 Occurrences)

Teachers (87 Occurrences)

Vision (106 Occurrences)

Nathan (42 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Understanding (248 Occurrences)

Leading (101 Occurrences)

Fighting (201 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Dream (82 Occurrences)

Fortress (75 Occurrences)

Zechariah (55 Occurrences)

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