Word Summary
Yizreel: "God sows", two Israelites, also two cities in Isr., also a valley in Northern Israel
Original Word: יִזְרְעֵאל
Transliteration: Yizreel
Phonetic Spelling: (yiz-reh-ale')
Part of Speech: proper name, of a location; proper name, masculine a.
Short Definition: "God sows", two Israelites, also two cities in Isr., also a valley in Northern Israel
Meaning: Jezreel -- "God sows", two Israelites, also two cities in Israel, also a valley in Northern Israel
Strong's Concordance

From zara' and 'el; God will sow; Jizreel, the name of two places in Palestine and of two Israelites -- Jezreel.

see HEBREW zara'

see HEBREW 'el


H3157. Yizreel

יִזְרְעֶאל1. proper name, of a location (God soweth; Sabean אלדֿרא‎ MordtZMG 1879, 489; see LagBN 131) — ׳יJoshua 15:56; 2 Samuel 2:9 +; יִזְרְעֶ֑אל1 Samuel 25:43; Joshua 17:16 +; יִזְרְעֶ֫אלָה19:18 6t.:

a. city in the Negeb of Judah Joshua 15:56; 1 Samuel 25:43 (home of Ahinoam, one of David's wives), site unknown; compare proper name, masculine 1 Chronicles 4:3.

b. city in Issachar Joshua 19:18 on northwest spur of Mt. Gilboa 2 Samuel 4:4 (compare 1 Samuel 31:1, 8) 1 Kings 4:12 (compare 1 Samuel 31:10, 12), modern Zer`în (RobBR ii. 318 ff. BdPal 244), close to scene of great battle with Philistines 29:1 (בְיִז אשׁר ׳בְּעַיִן‎, compare RobBR ii. 323) 29:11; subject to Ishbosheth 2 Samuel 2:9 (yet see below), residence of Ahab and Jehoram of Israel 1 Kings 18:45-46, 21:1 (Naboth) 2 Kings 8:29 (twice in verse) = 2 Chronicles 22:6 (twice in verse), 2 Kings 9:15 (twice in verse); 9:16-17, 30; 10:11 compare ׳יִז דְּמֵיHosea 1:4, and symbolical name of Hosea's son 1:4 (compare Che); — in 2 Kings 10:1 for יִז ׳שָׂרֵי‎ read שֹׁמְרוֺן שָׂרֵי‎ so ᵐ5‎. Used by Hosea as representing Israel, with play on etymology, Hosea 2:24 (compare בָּאָרֶץ לִּי וּזְרַעְתִּיהָ‎ Hosea 2:25), compare also יִז יוֺם ׳גָּדוֺלHosea 1:2. Territory immediately about the city is יִז ׳חֵלֶק2 Kings 9:10, 36, 37; compare יִז ׳חֵל1 Kings 21:23 (read probably חלק‎, see Th Klo after ᵑ9 ᵑ6‎; the adjacent plain is יִז ׳עֵמֶק‎ (compare Di Joshua 17:16 BdPal 229) 17:16; Judges 6:33; Hosea 1:5 (perhaps also = ׳יִז2 Samuel 2:9 above, "" Gilead, Ephraim, Benjamin, etc.)

2. proper name, masculine a. Hosea's son Hosea 1:4, compare 1b above

b. Judahite name 1 Chronicles 4:3, compare 1a above