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Ariel

Meaning: the lion of God.

This is the name of a Biblical man and a place.

  1. one of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16)

  2. a symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isa. 29:1-2, 7) as “victorious under God,” and in Ezek. 43:15-16, for the altar (Hebrew: 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel’s lion-like strength

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