Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(God is with me)
(1) A Benjamite, son of Jesaiah. ( Nehemiah 11:7 )
(2) One of two persons --Ithiel and Ucal-- to whom Agur ben-Jakeh delivered his
discourse. ( Proverbs 30:1 ) (B.C. about 900.) .
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ith'-i-el ('ithi'el, "God is"):
(1) A son of Jeshaiah of the tribe of Benjamin, mentioned among the inhabitants
of Jerusalem in Nehemiah's day (Nehemiah 11:7).
(2) The name is perhaps also found in the oracle of Agur (Proverbs 30:1).
See From ITHIEL AND UCAL.
Names of the two men to whom Agur the son of Jakeh spoke his words (Proverbs 30:1).
The purport of introducing these persons is strange and obscure; the margin proposes
therefore, by the use of a different pointing, to read the verse, "The man said,
I have wearied myself, O God, I have wearied myself, O God, and am consumed,"
thus doing away with the proper names; a reading which corresponds not inaptly
with the tone of the succeeding verses.
See AGUR; PROVERBS, THE BOOK OF, II, 6.
John Franklin Genung
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