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ARIEL . 1 . One of Ezra’s chief men ( Ezra 8:16 ). 2 . The name of a Moabite (according to RV [Note: Revised Version.] of 2 Samuel 23:20 , 1 Chronicles 11:22 ) whose two sons were slain by Benaiah. 3 . A name of uncertain meaning, perhaps = ‘God’s altar-hearth,’ given to Jerusalem by Isaiah ( Isaiah 29:1 ff.). It has recently been proposed to read Uri-el (‘city of God’) as a paronomasia or play of words on Uru-salim , the earliest recorded form of the name ‘Jerusalem.’

A. R. S. Kennedy.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ariel'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​a/ariel.html. 1909.