Character Study on Shual

Character Study on Shual

Joshua 15: And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
Joshua 19: And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,
1 Samuel 13: And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way that leadeth to Ophrah, unto the land of Shual:
1 Chronicles 4: And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
1 Chronicles 7: The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
Nehemiah 11: And at Hazarshual, and at Beersheba, and in the villages thereof,

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Hazar-Shual
(hay' zahr-sshyoo' uhl) Place name meaning, “encampment of the foxes.” Town near Beersheba in tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:28 ) but allotted to tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:3 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 ). Jews returning from Exile in Babylon lived there (Nehemiah 11:27 ). It may be modern khirbet el-Watan.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Shual
(sshyoo' al) Personal and place name meaning, “jackal.” 1. Descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 ). 2 . Territory biblical writer used to describe path a group of Philistines took against Saul (1 Samuel 13:17 ). Some would identify it with the land of Shaalim (1 Samuel 9:4 ). The location is uncertain.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shual
SHUAL . An Asherite ( 1 Chronicles 7:36 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shual, Land of
SHUAL, LAND OF . A region referred to in 1 Samuel 13:17 as the destination of one of the three bands of Philistine raiders. The close connexion of Ophrah with the district named indicates that this was one of its towns.

H. L. Willett.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hazar-Shual
Village or enclosure of the jackal, a city on the south border of Judah (Joshua 15:28 ; Nehemiah 11:27 ). It has been identified with the ruins of Saweh, half-way between Beersheba and Moladah.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Shual, the Land of
Land of the fox, a district in the tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:17 ); possibly the same as Shalim (9:4), in the neighbourhood of Shaalabbin (Joshua 19:42 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Hazar-Shual
A wolf's house
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hazar-Shual
HAZAR-SHUAL . A place in S. Judah ( Joshua 15:28 = 1 Chronicles 4:28 ) or Simeon ( Joshua 19:3 ), re-peopled by Jews after the Captivity ( Nehemiah 11:27 ). It may be the ruin Sa‘weh on a hill E. of Beersheba.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hazar-Shual
("fox or jackal village"); in southern Judah, between Hazar-Gaddah and Beersheba (Joshua 15:28; Joshua 19:3; 1 Chronicles 4:28; Nehemiah 11:27); now Saweh.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shual
1. District to which a company of Philistine spoilers turned when they were encamped against Israel. 1 Samuel 13:17 . Not identified.

2. Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher. 1 Chronicles 7:36 .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shual
1 Chronicles 7:36.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shual, the Land of
1 Samuel 13:17; from shual , "jackal", or else "the hollow land." Shual was the land where one of the three parties of Philistine marauders went (1 Samuel 13:17). In the same direction as Ophrah, Taiyibeh; therefore N. of Michmash. Possibly "the land of Shalim" (1 Samuel 9:4). The wild region E. of Taiyibeh, containing a ravine named that of "hyenas."

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Shual
Fox; path; first

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Shual, the Land of - 1 Samuel 13:17; from Shual , "jackal", or else "the hollow land. " Shual was the land where one of the three parties of Philistine marauders went (1 Samuel 13:17)
Shaalabbin - A city of Dan (Joshua 19:42) The name seems to be taken from Shual, fox—and Bun, understanding
Shaalim - The place is sometimes equated with Shaalbim or the land of Shual
Hazar-Shual - HAZAR-Shual
Shual, Land of - Shual, LAND OF
Shu'al, the Land of, - The name Shual has not yet been identified
Hazar - Hazar is a common element in place names: Hazar-enan ( Ezekiel 47:17 ); Hazar-gaddah (Joshua 15:27 ); Hazar-Shual (Joshua 15:28 ); Hazar-susah (Joshua 19:5 )
Hazarsusah - the sites of Hazar-Shual and Hazar-Gaddah are described as walled towns of flint, answering to the meaning of Hazar, an "enclosure
Fox - It is supposed that the same Hebrew word, Shual, includes the JACKAL, which may be intended in Psalm 63:10 , and indeed in other passages
ha'Zer, - ... HAZAR-Shual (village of jackals ), a town in the southern district of Judah, lying between Hazar-gaddah and Beersheba
Fox - That jackals were common in Palestine appears from the names of places compounded with Shual , as Hagar-Shual, Shaalbim; (compare Foxhayes, etc
Samson - Deprived of his wife, Samson by the firebrands attached to 300 "jackals" (Shual ), avenged himself on them
Fox - ... Bochart has made it probable that the אוים spoken of in Isaiah 13:22 ; Isaiah 34:14 ; and Jeremiah 50:39 , rendered by our translators "the beasts of the islands," an appellation very vague and indeterminate, are jackals; and that the θωες of the Greeks, and the beni ani of the Arabians are the same animal; and though he takes that to have been their specific name, yet he thinks, that, from their great resemblance to a fox, they might be comprehended under the Hebrew name of a fox, Shual; which is indeed almost the same with sciagal sciugal, the Persian names of the jackal
Benjamin - These ravines were frequented once by many wild beasts, as the names of places testify: Zeboim, "hyaenas" (1 Samuel 13:17-18); Shual and Shaalbim (Judges 1:35), "foxes" or "jackals"; Ajalon, "gazelle