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(tab' eh ruh) Aramaic personal name meaning, “God is good.” 1. Father of a man whom king Rezin of Damascus and king Pekah of Israel hoped to install as puppet king of Judah rather than Ahaz (Isaiah 7:6 ). Alternately, Tabeel designates a region in northern Transjordan and home of the potential puppet. Spelling has been slightly changed in Hebrew to mean, “good for nothing.” 2. Persian official in Samaria who joined in a letter protesting the reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple (Ezra 4:7 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Tabeel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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