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Jael meaning

יעל
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🔼The name Jael in the Bible

Jael is the heroine who kills Sisera after the battle of Jabin, king of Hazor, against Israel under Deborah and Barak (Judges 4:17). The husband of Jael is Heber the Kenite.

🔼Etymology of the name Jael

The name Jael comes from the root group יעל (ya'al I & II):

🔼Jael meaning

The name Jael is pronounced the same as the word for mountain goat, but distinctions in pronunciation were added many centuries after this text was written. Still, for a meaning of the name Jael, both BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List read Mountain Goat. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates this name with Ibex.

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