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Tabeel (official)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tabeel the Official
Tabeel the Official (טָבְאֵל‎, tov'el). One of the Persian officials who wrote a letter to Artaxerxes protesting the returned exiles’ efforts to rebuild Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tabeel (Person)
TABEEL (PERSON) [Heb ṭābĕʾal/ṭābĕʾēl (טָבְאַל/טָבְאֵל‎)]. 1. Father of the unnamed person whom the kings of Syria and Israel planned to make king of Judah in place of Ahaz at the time of the Syro-Ephraimite war, ca. 735–734 b.c.e. (Isa 7:6). Several possibilities have been put forth for his identity.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tabeel, Tabeal
Tabeel, Tabeal. 1. Ruler in Samaria who, with his associates, wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes I of Persia (464–424 bc) protesting Zerubbabel’s rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall (Ezr 4:7).2. Father of the man whom King Pekah of Israel and King Rezin of Syria wanted to put on the throne of Jerusalem
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tabeel
2. A Samaritan official in the postexilic period (Ezr. 4:7; 1 Esd. 2:16). Along with other officials, he sent a letter to Artaxerxes I of Persia (465–425 b.c.) with the intention of halting the Judean rebuilding of Jerusalem. The letter accused the Jews of being rebellious and unlikely to pay their taxes.
Tabeel
Tabeel tabʹi-əl [Aram ṭāḇeʾēl—‘God is good’ (Ezr. 4:7), taḇeʾal (Isa. 7:6); Gk. Apoc. Tabellios (1 Esd. 2:16)]; AV, NEB, also TABEAL (Isa. 7:6), Apoc. Tabellius.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tabeal, Tabeel
TABEAL*, TABEEL1. Ruler in Samaria who, with his associates, wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes I of Persia (464–424 bc) protesting Zerubbabel’s rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall (Ezr 4:7).2. Father of the man whom King Pekah of Israel and King Rezin of Syria wanted to put on the throne of Jerusalem
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tabeel
Tabeel (tab´ee-uhl; Heb., “El [God] is good”).1 The father of an unnamed person whom Pekah, the king of Israel (northern kingdom), and Rezin, the king of Syria, conspired to make king over Judah (southern kingdom), should they succeed in overthrowing Ahaz (Isa. 7:6).2 A Persian official residing in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tabeel
TABEEL. The Aramaic name Tabeel may be translated “God is good.” The KJV spelling Tabeal (Isa 7:6) reflects the Masoretic pointing, changing the meaning to “no good,” a rendering limited to the first of the two to bear the name.1. The “son of Tabeel” was a pawn in the Syro-Ephraimitic war against Judah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tabeel
Tabeel (Heb. ṭāḇĕʾēl, ṭāḇĕʾal)1. A Samaritan official who petitioned Artaxerxes to halt the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7).2. The otherwise unknown father of the person whom the Syro-Ephraimite coalition (ca. 735 b.c.e.) planned to place on the throne of Judah (Isa. 7:6). The change from
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tabeel
TABEEL The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The father of the unnamed person chosen by Pekah, king of Israel, and Rezin, king of Damascus, to replace Ahaz as king of Judah (Isa 7:5–6).2. A Samaritan official in the service of the Persians (Ezra 4:7). He and his associates dispatched a letter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tabeal
Tabe´al (God is good). The son of Tabeal was apparently an Ephraimite in the army of Pekah the son of Remaliah, or a Syrian in the army of Rezin, when they went up to besiege Jerusalem in the reign of Ahaz. Isa. 7:6. The Aramaic form of the name favors the latter supposition. (b.c. before 738.)
Tabe-el
Ta´be-el (God is good), an officer of the Persian government in Samaria in the reign of Artaxerxes. Ezra 4:7. His name appears to indicate that he was a Syrian. (b.c. 519.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Tabeel
TA´BEEL (taʹbe-el; Aram. “God is good”). Probably the original pronunciation of Tabeal (ta-be-al; “good-not”), evidently a scornful alteration of Tabeel.1. The father of the man whom Rezin king of Syria and Pekah king of Israel proposed to seat on the throne of Judah instead of Ahaz (Isa. 7:6), c. 735
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