3157. Yizreel
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Yizreel: "God sows," two Israelites, also two cities in Isr., also a valley in Northern Israel
Original Word: יִזְרְעֶאל
Part of Speech: proper name, of a location; proper name, masculine a.
Transliteration: Yizreel
Phonetic Spelling: (yiz-reh-ale')
Short Definition: Jezreel

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from zara and el
"God sows," two Isr., also two cities in Isr., also a valley in N. Isr.
NASB Translation
Jezreel (36).

יִזְרְעֶאל 1. proper name, of a location (God soweth; Sabean אלדֿרא MordtZMG 1879, 489; see LagBN 131) — ׳י Joshua 15:56; 2 Samuel 2:9 +; יִזְרְעֶ֑אל 1 Samuel 25:43; Joshua 17:16 +; יִזְרְעֶ֫אלָה Joshua 19:18 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 1 Samuel 29:1 (׳בְּעַיִן אשׁר בְיִז, compare RobBR ii. 323) 1 Samuel 29:11; subject to Ishbosheth 2 Samuel 2:9 (yet see below), residence of Ahab and Jehoram of Israel 1 Kings 18:45,46; 1 Kings 21:1 (Naboth) 2 Kings 8:29 (twice in verse) = 2Chronicles 22:6 (twice in verse), 2 Kings 9:15 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 9:16,17,30; 2 Kings 10:11 compare דְּמֵי ׳יִז Hosea 1:4, and symbolical name of Hosea's son Hosea 1:4 (compare Che); — in 2 Kings 10:1 for ׳שָׂרֵי יִז read שָׂרֵי שֹׁמְרוֺן so ᵐ5. Used by Hosea as representing Israel, with play on etymology, Hosea 2:24 (compare וּזְרַעְתִּיהָ לִּי בָּאָרֶץ Hosea 2:25), compare also ׳גָּדוֺל יוֺם יִז Hosea 1:2. Territory immediately about the city is ׳חֵלֶק יִז 2 Kings 9:10,36,37; compare ׳חֵל יִז 1 Kings 21:23 (read probably חלק, see Th Klo after ᵑ6 ᵑ9; the adjacent plain is ׳עֵמֶק יִז (compare Di Joshua 17:16 BdPal 229) Joshua 17:16; Judges 6:33; Hosea 1:5 (perhaps also = ׳יִז 2 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


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

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