|ta'-be-el (God is good)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
goodness of God, The father of one whom the kings of
Syria and Samaria in vain attempted to place on the throne of Ahaz ( Isaiah
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(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. ( Isaiah
7:6 ) The Aramaic form of the name favors the latter supposition. (B.C. before
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A name meaning "good is God," borne by two persons in the Old Testament (Isaiah
7:6, the King James Version, "Tabeal").
(1) The father of the man whom the kings of Israel and Damascus planned to place
upon the throne of Judah (Isaiah
7:6). The form of the name Tabhe'el, suggests that he was a Syrian; his son
evidently was a tool of Rezin, king of Damascus. The name is vocalized so as to
read Tebeal (Tabhe'al), which might be translated "good for nothing,"
though some explain it as a pausal form, with the ordinary meaning. The change,
probably due to a desire to express contempt, is very slight in Hebrew.
F. C. Eiselen
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