Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Ariel

Ariel The lion of God.

(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 (marg., Heb. `ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.