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Bible Names N-Z: Ucal


Ucal in Easton's Bible Dictionary the name of a person to whom Agur's words are addressed (Prov. 30:1).

Ucal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Agur spoke his words to Ithiel ("God with me"), and Ucal his disciples. (See ITHIEL.) From yakol "he was strong." Keil, guesses that Ithiel, "God with me," denotes those glorying in intimate communion with God, and a higher insight thereby. Ucal, "I am strong," denotes those boasting of their might and denying God; freethinkers fancying themselves above the revealed law and in atheism indulging the lusts of the flesh (Proverbs 30:1).

Ucal in Hitchcock's Bible Names power

Ucal in Naves Topical Bible -A man mentioned only in Pr 30:1

Ucal in Smiths Bible Dictionary (I am strong). According to the received text of Pr 30:1 Ithiel and Ucal must be regarded as proper names; and if so, they must be the names of disciples or sons of Agur the son of Jakeh, an unknown sage among the Hebrews. But there is great obscurity about the passage. Ewald considers both Ithiel and Ucal as symbolical names, employed by the poet to designate two classes of thinkers to whom he addresses himself.

Ucal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE u'-kal ('ukhal (see below)): This name occurs along with that of Ithiel (Prov 30:1), both being taken by older interpreters as those of ancient sages. Some have suggested (see Toy, Proverbs, 519 f) that Ucal might be the "Caleol" of 1 Ki 4:31 (Hebrew 5:11). Ucal was also explained as "I can," i.e. "I can maintain my obedience to God," just as Ithiel was taken to be "signs of God." Septuagint, Aquila, Theodotion do not take the words as proper names, and so BDB with others point this word as a vb., "(and) I am consumed" (wa'ekhel, for [~we'ukhal). The last three words of the verse are then translated "I have wearied myself, O God, I have wearied myself, O God, and am consumed." See ITHIEL. David Francis Roberts

Ucal Scripture - Proverbs 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, [even] the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

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