Easton's Bible Dictionary
Goodness of God, the father of one whom the kings of Syria and Samaria in vain attempted to place on the throne of Ahaz (Isaiah 7:6 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Hebrew. A Syrian-like name. The scheme of Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel was to set up Tabeal's son as a vassal king instead of Ahaz, in Judah. A party in Jerusalem (Isaiah 7:5-6; Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 8:9; Isaiah 8:12) favored the project.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Father of one whom the kings of Syria and Israel proposed to make king of Judah. Isaiah 7:6 .
- The son of Tabeal
was apparently an Ephraimite in the army of Pekah the son of Remaliah, or a Syrian in the army of Rezin, when they went up to besiege Jerusalem in the reign of Ahaz
- His aim had been to put a creature of his own on the throne of Judah, "the son of Tabeal
But his plot with Rezin to set aside the line of David, and raise "the son of Tabeal
" (probably a Syrian favored by a party in Jerusalem: Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 8:9; Isaiah 8:12) to the throne of Judah, was ultimately frustrated according to God's purpose and word (Isaiah 7:1-16), for "Immanuel" must succeed as Son and Heir of David, which Pekah's plot was incompatible with
- Ahaz king of Judah, being attacked by Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah king of Israel — and there being also a disposition to form a confederacy to set up the son of Tabeal
, and so reject the son of David, which Ahaz was — Isaiah was sent to tell him to be quiet and fear not
- Rezin of Damascus, a century later, in a respite from the Assyrian invasions, allied himself to Pekah of Israel against Judah, with a view to depose Ahaz and set up one designated "the son of Tabeal
- Rezin, king of Damascus, and Pekah of Israel leagued against Judah, to put on the throne the son of Tabeal
, probably a Syrian (Isaiah 7:6)