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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [1]

Uriel (‘flame of God’ or ‘my light is God’). 1 . Mentioned in genealogies: ( a )   1 Chronicles 6:24;   1 Chronicles 15:5;   1 Chronicles 15:11 . ( b )   2 Chronicles 13:2 .   2 Chronicles 13:2 . The angel who rebukes the presumption of Esdras in questioning the ways of God (  Esther 4:1  Esther 4:1; 2Es 5:20 ff; 2Es 10:28 ), and converses with him at length. In 2Es 4:36 RV [Note: Revised Version.] reads ‘ Jeremiel .’ In Enoch 9.1 Uriel, or Urjan, is one of the four archangels, but in 40.9 and 71 his place is taken by Phanuel. In 19.1, 20.2 he is one of the ‘watchers,’ ‘the angel over the world and Tartarus’; and in 21, 27 he explains the fate of the fallen angels (cf. Sib. Orac ., where he brings them to judgment). In 72 ff. Uriel, ‘whom the eternal Lord of glory sets over all the luminaries of heaven,’ shows Enoch the celestial phenomena; In 33.3, 4 he writes them down. In the lost ‘Prayer of Joseph’ he is the angel with whom Jacob wrestled, the eighth in rank from God, Jacob being the first.

C. W. Emmet.

Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

U'ri-el. (The Fire Of God).

1. An angel named only in  2 Esdras 4:1;  2 Esdras 4:36;  2 Esdras 5:20;  2 Esdras 10:28.

2. A Kohathite Levite, son of Tahath.  1 Chronicles 6:24.

3. Chief of the Kohathites, in the reign of David.  1 Chronicles 15:5;  1 Chronicles 15:11. (B.C. 1043).

3. Uriel of Gibeah was the father of Maachah or Michaiah, the favorite wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah.  2 Chronicles 13:2. (B.C. before 973). In  2 Chronicles 11:20, she is called "Maachah the daughter of Absalom." Probably her mother, Tamer, was the daughter of Absalom.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [3]

1. A Kohathite Levite, son of Tahath ( 1 Chronicles 6:24); if the lists proceeded from father to son, without omission of intermediate links in the genealogy, Uriel would answer to Zephaniah son of Tahath ( 1 Chronicles 6:36).

2. Chief of the Kohathites under David ( 1 Chronicles 15:5;  1 Chronicles 15:11), with 120 brethren brought up the ark from Obed Edom's house ( 1 Chronicles 15:12).

3. Of Gibeah; father of Maachah or Michaiah, Rehoboam's favorite wife ( 2 Chronicles 13:2); in  2 Chronicles 11:20 she is called Absalom's daughter, i.e. granddaughter, Tamar, Absalom's daughter, being her mother.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [4]

  • The father of Michaiah, one of Rehoboam's wives, and mother of Abijah ( 2 Chronicles 13:2 ).

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Uriel'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/u/uriel.html. 1897.

  • Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

    1. Son of Tahath, a Kohathite.  1 Chronicles 6:24 .

    2. Descendant of Kohath, employed by David when he brought up the ark.   1 Chronicles 15:5,11 .

    3. Father of Michaiah, or Maachah, wife of Rehoboam.   2 Chronicles 13:2 . See Michaiah

    Holman Bible Dictionary [6]

     1 Chronicles 6:24 1 Chronicles 15:11 2 2 Chronicles 13:2

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

    (Heb. Uriel', אוּרַיאֵל Fire [or Light ] Of God; Sept. '''''Ο''''' '''''Ù''''' Ριήλ ) , the name of three Hebrews.

    1. A Kohathite Levite, son of Tahath and father of Uzziah ( 1 Chronicles 6:24 [9]; apparently the same in Zephaniah ( 2 Chronicles 6:36). B.C. cir. 1550. (See Samuel).

    2. Chief of the Kohathites of the family of Korah in the reign of David, who assisted, together with one hundred and twenty of his brethren, in bringing the ark from the house of Obededom ( 1 Chronicles 15:5;  1 Chronicles 15:11). B.C. 1043.

    3. Uriel of Gibeah was the father of Maachah, or Michaiah, the favorite wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijah ( 2 Chronicles 13:2). B.C. ante 973. In 11:20 she is called "Maachah the daughter of Absalom;" and Josephus (Ant. 8, 10,1) explains this by saying that her mother was Tamar, Absalom's daughter. Rashi gives a long note to the effect that Michaiah was called Maachah after the name of her daughter-in-law, the mother of Asa, who was a woman of renown, and that her father's name was Uriel Abishalom. There is no indication, however, that Absalom, like Solomon, had another name, although in the Targum of R. Joseph on Chronicles it is said that the father of Maachah was called Uriel, that the name of Absalom might not be mentioned. (See Maachah).

    4. Uriel is also named in the Apocrypha ( 2 Esdras 4:1;  2 Esdras 4:36;  2 Esdras 5:20;  2 Esdras 10:28) as an angel or archangel; and in the book of Enoch he is described as "the angel of thunder and lightning" (ch. 20), and as being "placed over all the lights of heaven" (75:3).