Tabeel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ta'-be-el: A name meaning "good is God," borne by two persons
in the Old Testament (Isa 7:6, the King James Version,
(1) The father of the man whom the kings of Israel and
Damascus planned to place upon the throne of Judah (Isa 7:6).
The form of the name Tabhe'el, suggests that he was a Syrian;
his son evidently was a tool of Rezin, king of Damascus. The
name is vocalized so as to read Tebeal (Tabhe'al), which might
be translated "good for nothing," though some explain it as a
pausal form, with the ordinary meaning. The change, probably
due to a desire to express contempt, is very slight in Hebrew.
(2) A Persian official in Samaria (Tabhe'el) (Ezr 4:7). All
that is known of him is that he joined with other officials in
sending a letter to Artaxerxes for the purpose of hindering
the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
F. C. Eiselen
Tabeel Scripture - Ezra 4:7
And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath,
Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king
of Persia; and the writing of the letter [was] written in the
Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.