Ariel (Jerusalem)

Ariel (Jerusalem) and surrounding area

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Isaiah 29:1 Woe to Ariel! Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add year to year; let the feasts come around;

Isaiah 29:2 then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as an altar hearth.

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.


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

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