Bible Names H-M: Lemuel
Lemuel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
dedicated to God, a king whom his mother instructed (Prov.
31:1-9). Nothing is certainly known concerning him.
identified him with Solomon.
Lemuel in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
"devoted to God", or "created by God" (the long form of Loci,
Numbers 3:24). Instead of "Lemuel .... the prophecy," some
less probably translated "Lemuel, king of Massa" (Proverbs
31:1-9). An ideal model king. Not, as Hitzig guessed, elder
brother to Agur, king of an Arab tribe in Massa, on the
borders of Israel, and both sprung from the Simeonites who
drove out the Amalekites from Mount Seir under Hezekiah, as if
Lemuel were an older form of Nemuel, or Jemuel, Simeon's
oldest son. Taught by his mother, as Timothy by Lois and
Eunice (2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:15-16). Her character was
perhaps the model of the portrait of the "virtuous woman"
(Proverbs 31:10-31). Abstemious; a pleader for and patron of
those who cannot defend themselves, the widow and orphan.
Lemuel in Hitchcock's Bible Names
God with them
Lemuel in Naves Topical Bible
-Probably refers to Solomon
Lemuel in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(dedicated to God), the name of an unknown king to whom his
mother addressed the prudential maxims contained in Pr 31:1-9
The rabbinical commentators identified Lemuel with Solomon.
Others regard him as king or chief of an Arab tribe dwelling
on the borders of Israel, and elder brother of Agur, whose
name stands at the head of Pr 30:1
Lemuel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
lem'-u-el (lemu'el, or lemo'-el): A king whose words, an
"oracle (taught him by his mother)," are given in Prov 31:1-9;
and possibly the succeeding acrostic poem (31:10-31) is from
the same source. Instead of translating the word after this
name as "oracle" some propose to leave it as a proper name,
translating "king of Massa," and referring for his kingdom to
Massa (Gen 25:14), one of the sons of Ishmael, supposedly head
of a tribe or sheikh of a country. It is to be noted, however,
that the words of Agur in the previous chapter are similarly
called massa', "oracle" with not so clear a reason for
referring it to a country. See for a suggested reason for
retaining the meaning "oracle" in both places, PROVERBS, THE
BOOK OF, II, 6.
John Franklin Genung
Lemuel in Wikipedia
Lemuel (Hebrew:לְמוּאֵל) is the name of a Biblical king mentioned
in Proverbs 31:1 and 4, but otherwise unknown.
The opening verse reads: "The words of king Lemuel. The vision
wherewith his mother instructed him." The name occurs again in
verse 4: "Give not to kings, O Lemuel, give not wine to kings
..." The discourse, which is an exhortation to chastity and
temperance, appears to end with verse 9, but might continue
through the end of the chapter.(which is the end of proverbs)
Some modern scholars (see Revised Version, Prov. 31:1, margin)
render the first passage thus: "The words of Lemuel, king of
Massa, which his mother taught him." Massa is mentioned in
Genesis 25:14 (cf. 1 Chronicles 1:30), among the sons of
Ishmael, and his kingdom is consequently supposed to have been
Lemuel Scripture - Proverbs 31:1
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught
Lemuel Scripture - Proverbs 31:4
[It is] not for kings, O Lemuel, [it is] not for kings to
drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
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