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Jezreel (son of Hosea)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The firstborn son of the prophet Hosea (Hos 1:4), who is given this name (יִזְרְעֶאל‎, yizre'el) to symbolize God’s dealings with Israel.The symbolism of the name refers to the massacre carried out by Jehu in Jezreel (2 Kgs 9:17–37; 10:1–14) and also indicates that judgment would fall on Jehu’s dynasty and the kingdom of Israel in the same place. Jehu’s dynasty ended with the assassination of Zechariah ca. 746 bc (2 Kgs 15:8–12), and the kingdom of Israel was conquered by Assyria in 722 bc.Another level of symbolism comes from the literal meaning of Jezreel (“God sows”). This refers to God’s restoration of the people, as indicated in Hos 1:11; 2:22–23.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jezreel, Son of Hosea
Jezreel, Son of Hosea The firstborn son of the prophet Hosea (Hos 1:4), who is given this name (יִזְרְעֶאל‎, yizre'el) to symbolize God’s dealings with Israel.The symbolism of the name refers to the massacre carried out by Jehu in Jezreel (2 Kgs 9:17–37; 10:1–14) and also indicates that judgment would
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jezreel (Person)
JEZREEL (PERSON) [Heb yizrĕʿeʾl (יִזְרְעֶאְל‎)]. 1. A descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3), usually understood as the eponymous ancestor or personification of the town of Jezreel in Judah (Josh 15:56). See JEZREEL (PLACE).2. The symbolic name which the prophet Hosea gave, at God’s command, to his oldest
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jezreel (Person)
Jezreel (Person). 1. Eldest of Etam’s three sons and a descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3). Another possible reading suggests that Jezreel was one of the founding fathers of the town of Etam. Due to numerous scribal alterations within the Hebrew text, it is difficult to discern the original intent of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jezreel
1. Hosea’s first child, a son (Hos. 1:4), named at God’s command. The name has a double meaning. As pointed out in 1:4f, it refers to events in the city of Jezreel (see Jezreel 1), where Jehu bloodily destroyed the rule of Ahab, and to the valley of Jezreel, where God would destroy Jehu’s dynasty. But
Jezreel
Jezreel jezʹrē-əl, jezʹrēl [Heb. yizreʿeʾl—‘God saves,’ ‘may God save’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jezreel (Person)
JEZREEL (Person)1. Descendant of Etam from the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:3). Another possible reading suggests that Jezreel was one of the founding fathers of the town of Etam. Due to numerous scribal alterations within the Hebrew text, it is difficult to discern the original intent of the author.2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jezreel
Jezreel (jez´ree-uhl; Heb., “God sows”).1 A town on the southern border of Issachar, commanding the Valley of Jezreel, identified with modern Zer‘in at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Here the Israelites encamped before battling the Philistines (1 Sam. 29). It was also one of the towns over which Ishbaal,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jezreel
JEZREEL1. A town in the Judean hill country (Josh 15:56). It was the home of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess (q.v.), one of David’s wives (1 Sam 25:43). It is possibly Khirbet Tarrama, about six miles SW of Hebron.2. A descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3), who presumably may have been have the eponymous ancestor
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jezreel
JEZREEL. (Heb. Yizraʾel, ‘God sows’). 1. The town in Judah (Jos. 15:56), home of Ahinoam, one of David’s wives (1 Sa. 25:43). 2. A city of Issachar in the Jezreel plain (*Esdraelon), about 90 km N of Jerusalem, identified with Zerʾin (Jos. 19:18). The city and surroundings are associated with several
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jezreel (Person)
Jezreel (Heb. yizrĕʿeʾl) (PERSON)1. A Judahite descent group (1 Chr. 4:3), probably a unit of the Hurites associated with the locality Jezreel in Josh. 15:56.2. The double-edged, symbolic name of Hosea’s first son. Hos. 1:4 uses the name as a threat, since the locale Jezreel connotes Jehu’s bloody
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jezre-el
Jez´re-el (seed of God), a descendant of the father or founder of Etam, of the line of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:3. (b.c. about 1445.)
Jezre-el
Jez´re-el1. A city situated in the plain of the same name between Gilboa and Little Hermon, now generally called Esdraelon. [Esdraelon.] It appears in Josh. 19:18, but its historical importance dates from the reign of Ahab, b.c. 918–897, who chose it for his chief residence. The situation of the modern
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jezreel
JEZ´REEL (jezʹrēl; “God sows”).1. A descendant of the father (or founder) of Etam, of the line of Judah (1 Chron. 4:3).2. The oldest son of the prophet Hosea, so called because of the great slaughter predicted by his father (Hos. 1:4–5), about 748 b.c. See “The bloodshed of Jezreel,” in no. 3, below.
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Hosea Father
Gomer Mother
Loammi Brother
Lo-ruhamah Sister
Beeri Grandfather
Diblaim Grandfather