This is prophecy of the last days for those trust and obey God. Ps.73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant I was as a beast before thee. Josephus (h) represents the case thus, that the lion fell into a pit, where was much snow, and was covered with it, and making a hideous roaring, Benaiah went down and slew him; but rather it was what others say, that this lion very much infested the places adjacent, and did much harm; and therefore, for the good of the country, and to rid them of it, took this opportunity, and slew it; which one would think was not one of the best reasons that might offer; it seems best therefore what Bochart (i) conjectures, that Benaiah went into a cave, for so the word used may signify, to shelter himself a while from the cold, when a lion, being in it for the same reason, attacked him, and he fought with it and slew it; or rather it may be an hollow place, a valley that lay between Acra and Zion, where Benaiah, hearing a lion roar, went down and slew it (k). The sea = people nations the beast are people of different nations. 740 >>. Every language goes through this development, and sometimes it is difficult for the translators of the Bible to capture, by a single English word, the deeper meaning of a Hebrew or Greek word—especially if the exact meaning is lost in antiquity. Isaiah 59:19 When the enemy comes in like a flood the SPIRIT of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.
They also could have been two men who referred to themselves as the ‘ariyel, in reference to their abilities as warriors; likewise, it could have been an epithet given to them by their enemies. NEPHALIM BLOODLINES. Podcast: What are the 7 Trumpet Judgments in Revelation 8-9?
The wise hear and obey the word of God. Trad. Those are two words that translators do not recognize so they are transliterated.
Some suggest it may be a reference to killing two lions. For I will not trust in my BOW neither shall my SWORD save me.
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. It is very hard for a single English word to convey the idea of warriors that go by “lions of God,” but it is obvious that they were considered some of the mightiest of men in that day. lion like men= are those who have received the spirit of satan.
who had done many acts; which may refer either to the father of Benaiah or to Benaiah himself; and indeed the Syriac and Arabic versions refer the preceding character, "a valiant man", not to the father, but the son: he slew two lionlike men of Moab; two princes of Moab, as the Targum, or two giants of Moab, as the Syriac and Arabic versions; men who were comparable to lions for their strength and courage; for this is not to be understood of two strong towers of Moab, as Ben Gersom, which were defended by valiant men like lions, or which had the form of lions engraved on them: nor of Moabitish altars, as Gussetius (f), the altar of the Lord, being called by this name of Ariel, the word used; but of men of uncommon valour and fortitude: he went down also, and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow; not Joab, 1 Kings 2:34, as is the tradition (g), but a real lion, the strongest among the beasts; and that in a pit where he could not keep his distance, and turn himself, and take all advantage, and from whence he could not make his escape; and which indeed might quicken his resolution, when he must fight or die; and on a snowy day, when lions are said to have the greatest strength, as in cold weather, or however are fiercer for want of food; and when Benaiah might be benumbed in his hands and feet with cold. But the Vulgate has "two lions of Moab," which seems to be borne out by the next sentence.
In the Old Testament, the image of a lion was used often to express power and strength when describing warriors. Therefore, the best rendition of ‘ariyel is probably something that conveys might and strength, more so than what “best men” or “lionlike men” convey—they were mighty men who fought like lions from God. Are you aware that the Book of Jasher is a modern hoax? Gen 9 covenant between God and Noah’s seed .
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Verse 4 says, “My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.” Though a surface reading of this text appears to be an obvious figurative expression of David’s enemies, scholar B. Mazar suggests it may be a reference to a mercenary military corps of archers whose emblem was the lion-goddess. Their are groups of people that wear hairstyles called lions mane . The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible says of this possible religious mythical interpretation of ariel: This interpretation could be supported by a recently found bronze-silver figurine from Tell Abū el-Kharaz in Transjordan representing, according to the excavator’s opinion a male lion-faced warrior(-god? Ariel. I BELIVE Aug 21st through Sept 23rd 2017 will prove interseting. The ancient Book of Jasher was a source text for both Joshua and David’s stories (Josh. All show what appears to be ancient airborne “ariel” vehicles….
The extant version we have of the Book of Jasher, though dubitable, tells of two different stories that contain hybrid creatures that may be similar to the lion-men of Moab or the satyrs of Banias.
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One of the "chief men" who under Ezra directed the caravan which he led back from Babylon to Jerusalem. Two of these hybrid warriors then become the two traitors who face down Benaiah.
Zec.4:6 not by might nor by power but by my SPIRIT The Hebrew word for mighty warrior, gibborim, is used frequently throughout David’s narrative and that word is not here. ), Tomas,
Gen.9:4-6 vs. Jn.6:35-53/2Cor.11:1-4 be not deceived as Eve they will preach another Jesus . Podcast: Who are the 144,000 of Revelation 7? The media is preaching the doctrine of another Christ. However, this does not seem to fit with the text. Lion-like men.âLiterally, lion of God, an expression used among Arabs and Persians of great warriors. 32:31 their rock is not our ROCK. (g) Hieron.
One such word is found in 1 Chronicles 11:22 (and in 2 Samuel 23:20), among the lists of the mighty men of David: Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day (KJV). 23:20 Benaiah, a valiant warrior, strikes down “two ariels of Moab.”. The Anglicized “ariel” comes from the Hebrew word ‘ariyel, which is a compound of the words ‘aryeh, which means “lion,” and ‘el, which means “God.” This literal translation, “lion of God,” does not explain to whom the authors of Chronicles and Samuel were referring. Ps.44:5-6 through thy name will we tread (Ps 91:13)them under that rise up against us. 1ki.13:21-24 a prophet of God is deceived and disobeys God’s word and is killed by a lion (1cor.12:29-32 this man is saved but is judged by God .) Thank you for your dedication in the task of research so others like me can understand such text. Hosea 1:7 will not save them by bow, nor by sword nor by battle by horses nor by horsemen There is a large storm that the writer says caused a group of about 120 “great and terrible animals” to come out of the forest by the seashore to be witnessed by Anah feeding his asses.
group called the black panther a black panther has black spots which is leopard .
Though animal-like abilities is a common metaphor used to describe extraordinary warrior skills, having faces like the faces of lions could mean more in light of the existence of these ariels, or Lion Men of Moab. In 2 Sam. He also went down and slew a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen (RSV). Perhaps all “Lion faced men” were either Neanderthals or just a metaphor of fighting men with long wild hair/beards with a fierce warrior status? God word warns us revenge belongs to God not us. Read about the Lion Men of Moab in the novel, David Ascendant, Book 7 of Chronicles of the Nephilim. So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.”, And again in 1 Samuel 1 :18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.
Daniel 6 : Daniel is placed in the lions den and is protected by God.
(k) See the Universal History, vol. 22-25) states that he killed the two ‘ariyel (along with a lion) and an Egyptian giant whose height measured about seven and a half feet.
, The author then reveals that the word ariel shows up in the Mesha Stele, a Moabite stone inscription not too long after the time of King David.
52 then Jesus said for all they that take the sword shall perish w/the sword 53 thou thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels . These a lot of cool looking beings & (300 movie) like battles no one ever part in movie form or any form for that matter.
Ariel is known as the angel of nature.
Such a one at this day is called assedollabi, a lion of God, among the Arabians. The line of text in question could be translated, “the lion figure [ariel] of their beloved (god)’ which was dragged before Chemosh after the fall of the Israelite city.”, Bible scholar B. Mazar notes this Mesha Stele connection and adds that the word ariel became a synonym for the lion-headed cherubim at the base of kingly thrones..
Although I have no doubt of ancient genetics, but I must ask… why can’t the word be literal, just as we use it today – to denote flight as in airborne flying vehicles?… After all, from the East’s ancient architecture and texts full of the vimana and stupas, to Mesoamerica’s Olmec figurine showing a reptilian, possibly Enki, astride what appear to be an airborne vehicle, and La Venta’s exhibit 19, both quite infamous; not to mention the airplane like artifacts Ivan T. Sanderson made famous (recently appropriated by Georgio Tsukalos) from the Magdalena River tombs of Columbia?
Heb.10:38 the just shall live by faith Mt.26:51 drew hsi sword and struck a servant of the high priest’s and smote off his ear.
So what if these ariels are hybrid creatures reminiscent of the Watchers’ miscegenation in Genesis 6?
Ecc.3:18 sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themelves are beasts
The passage continues the record of Benaiah by speaking of his killing an ‘aryeh (“lion”), as if the passage were speaking of him killing two “lions of God,” and also killing a lion.