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HEBREW: 740 layra 'Ari'el 739 layra 'ariy'el or lara 'ari'el
NAVE: Ariel
EBD: Ariel
Argue | Ariarathes | Aridai | Aridatha | Arieh | Ariel | Aright | Arimathaea | Arimathea | Arioch | Arisai


In Bible versions:

two sons of Ariel: NET
Ariels: TEV
one of the leaders Ezra sent to Iddo to ask for recruits
a town; a cryptic name applied to Jerusalem
a nickname for a very fierce warriors, "lion of God".

altar; light or lion of God
Google Maps: Ariel (31° 46´, 35° 14´)


Strongs #0740: layra 'Ari'el

Ariel = "lion of God" or "lioness of God"

1) a name applied to Jerusalem
2) the name of a chief of the returning exiles

740 'Ari'el ar-ee-ale'

the same as 739; Ariel, a symbolical name for Jerusalem, also
the name of an Israelite:-Ariel.
see HEBREW for 0739

Strongs #0739: layra 'ariy'el or lara 'ari'el

1) meaning uncertain
1a) (CLBL) possibly lion-like
1b) (BDB) possibly two sons of Ariel of Moab

739 'ariy'el ar-ee-ale'

or (arilel {ar-ee-ale'}; from 738 and 410; lion of God; i.e.
heroic:-lionlike men.
see HEBREW for 0738
see HEBREW for 0410

Ariel [EBD]

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

Ariel [NAVE]

1. A messenger from Ezra to Iddo, Ezra 8:16.
2. A symbolical name for Jerusalem, Isa. 29:1, 2, 7.


(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."


ARIEL - a'-ri-el ('ariy'el or 'ari'el, "lioness of God"): But the word occurs in Ezek 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 Sam 23:20; 1 Ch 11:22). Here the King James Version translates "two lionlike men of Moab."

(2) A name applied to Jerusalem (Isa 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 (Ezr 8:16).

Willis J. Beecher

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