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Ithiel (Pr. 30:1)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A person named in some translations of Prov 30:1, along with Ucal, as recipients of the words of Agur. Ithiel and Ucal were probably sons or disciples of Agur, though it is possible that the words are not proper names at all.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ithiel
Ithiel (אִיתִיאֵל‎, ithi'el). A person named in some translations of Prov 30:1, along with Ucal, as recipients of the words of Agur. Ithiel and Ucal were probably sons or disciples of Agur, though it is possible that the words are not proper names at all.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ithiel (Person)
ITHIEL (PERSON) [Heb ʾı̂tı̂ʾēl (אִיתִיאֵל‎)]. 1. An ancestor of Sallu, a Benjaminite and provincial leader who agreed to settle in Jerusalem (Neh 11:7). Although Sallu’s line is referred to in both the list in Nehemiah 11 and 1 Chronicles 9 (cf. v 7), Ithiel is not mentioned. This, like other differences
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ithiel
Ithiel. 1. Ancestor of Sallu, a Benjamite who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:7).2. One of two persons to whom Agur spoke his proverbs (Prv 30:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ithiel
2. The name is perhaps also found in the oracle of Agur (Prov. 30:1). See Ithiel and Ucal.
Ithiel and Ucal
Ithiel and Ucal iʹthēəl, oo̅ʹkal [Heb. ʾîṯîʾēl weʾuḵāl] (Prov. 30:1). The names of two persons to whom Agur addressed his words. The text is obscure, however; such an introduction seems strange—nowhere else in Proverbs is the audience named. Although T. Mauch (IDB, s.v. “Ucal”) points to “Surely
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ithiel
ITHIEL1. Ancestor of Sallu, a Benjamite who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:7).2. One of the two persons to whom Agur spoke his proverbs (Prv 30:1, nlt mg).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ithiel
ITHIEL1. A Benjamite, the son of Jesaiah, in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 11:7).2. A man to whom, along with Ucal, the words of Agur were addressed (Prov 30:1).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ithiel
ITHIEL. Probably ‘God is with me’ (correcting Heb. pointing to ’ittîēl). 1. A Benjaminite ancestor of Sallu who resided in Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time (Ne. 11:7). 2. A man mentioned with Ucal in Pr. 30:1. An altering of the word-divisions results in the more satisfactory rendering: ‘I have wearied
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ithiel
Ithiel (Heb. ʾɩ̂ṯɩ̂ʾēl)1. A Benjaminite in postexilic Jerusalem; ancestor of Sallu (Neh. 11:7).2. A person addressed, with Ucal, in the wisdom discourse of Agur the son of Jakeh (Prov. 30:1). The terms are not rendered as proper names in the LXX or Vulg., and various translations (“signs of God,”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ithi-el
Ith´i-el (God is with me).1. A Benjamite, son of Jesaiah. Neh. 11:7.2. One of two persons—Ithiel and Ucal—to whom Agur ben-Jakeh delivered his discourse. Prov. 30:1. (b.c. about 900.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ithiel
ITH´IEL (ithʹi-el; perhaps, “God with me”).1. The son of Jeshaiah and father of Maaseiah, a Benjamite, one of whose posterity returned from Babylon (Neh. 11:7), long before 536 b.c.2. A person mentioned along with Ucal in Prov. 30:1, to whom the words of Agur’s prophecy were addressed.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ithiel
ITHIEL [ITH ih el] (God is with me) — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. A Benjamite who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem after the Captivity (Neh. 11:7).2. A person to whom Agur addressed his oracle (Prov. 30:1).