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hiel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hiel 
  life  of  (i.e.,  from)  God,  a  native  of  Bethel,  who  built  (i.e., 
  fortified)  Jericho  some  seven  hundred  years  after  its 
  destruction  by  the  Israelites.  There  fell  on  him  for  such  an  act 
  the  imprecation  of  Joshua  (6:26).  He  laid  the  foundation  in  his 
  first-born,  and  set  up  the  gates  in  his  youngest  son  (1  Kings 
  16:34),  i.e.,  during  the  progress  of  the  work  all  his  children 
  died. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hiel,  God  lives;  the  life  of  God 
 




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