What does Jareb mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
יָרֵ֑ב an epithet given to the king of Assyria. 2

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   1 an epithet given to the king of Assyria.
   Additional Information: Jareb = “contender”.
   

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jareb
JAREB . It is not safe to pronounce dogmatically on the text and meaning of Hosea 5:13 ; Hosea 10:6 . But our choice lies between two alternatives. If we adhere to the current text, we must regard Jareb (or Jarîb ) as a sobriquet coined by Hosea to indicate the love of conflict which characterized the Assyrian king. Thus ‘King Jarib’ = ‘King Warrior,’ ‘King Striver,’ ‘King Combat,’ or the like; and the events referred to are those of b.c. 738 (see 2 Kings 15:19 ). Most of the ancient versions support this, as, e.g. , LXX [1] ‘King Jareim’; Symm. and Vulg. [2] ‘King Avenger.’ If we divide the Hebrew consonants differently, We get ‘the great king,’ corresponding to the Assyr. [3] sharru rabbu (cf. 2 Kings 18:19 ; 2 Kings 18:28 , Isaiah 36:4 ). It has even been thought that this signification may be accepted without any textual change. In any case linguistic and historical evidence is against the idea that Jareb is the proper name of an Assyrian or an Egyptian monarch. Other, less probable, emendations are ‘king of Arabia,’ ‘king of Jathrib or of Aribi’ (both in N. Arabia).
J. Taylor.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Jareb
(jay' rehb) Personal name meaning, “the great one” or “he contends” (in court). Modern translations see the term as part of a Near Eastern expression “the great king” often applied to the king of Assyria, as in the Aramaic treaty inscriptions from Sefire and in the Assyrian equivalent in 2 Kings 18:19 . Hosea accused Israel and Judah of turning to the “great king” of Assyria, probably Tiglath-pileser III (at least for Judah), to cure their ills rather than going to Yahweh, the great King of the universe and the Great Physician (Hosea 5:13 ). Hosea pronounced just punishment for Israel, their “calf-god” (REB) would be carried to Babylon as tribute to “the great king” (Hosea 10:5-6 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jareb
Hosea 5:13; Hosea 10:6. "Ephraim went to the Assyrian and (Judah) sent to king Jareb," "the calf shall be carried into Assyria ... a present to king Jareb" Hebrew "avenger." The Assyrian king, seeking his own aggrandizement, proposed to undertake Israel's and Judah's cause. As in Judges 6:32, Jerub in Jerubbaal means "let Baal plead." Judah under Ahaz applied to Tiglath Pileser for aid against Syria and Israel (2 Kings 16:7-8; 2 Chronicles 28:16-21). The Assyrian "distressed, but strengthened him not," as Hosea foretells, "he could not ... cure you of your wound." The Israelite Menahem subsidized Pul (2 Kings 15:19). Instead of "avenger" to ward off foes, the expected protector proved to be God's "avenger" for Israel's and Judah's sins. Pusey explains James "the strifeful king," Assyrian history being, as their own inscriptions prove, one perpetual warfare. The Assyrian word jarbam is "to fight"; Gesenius explains James "the hostile king."
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jareb
Apparently a symbolical name for the king of Assyria. Israel had sent to Assyria for help; but Assyria had proved to be no help, but rather a Jareb, or 'adversary, enemy' (Fürst). Hosea 5:13 ; Hosea 10:6 ; cf. 2 Chronicles 28:16,20 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jareb
A revenger

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Jareb - Jareb . If we adhere to the current text, we must regard Jareb (or Jarîb ) as a sobriquet coined by Hosea to indicate the love of conflict which characterized the Assyrian king. In any case linguistic and historical evidence is against the idea that Jareb is the proper name of an Assyrian or an Egyptian monarch
Jareb - Israel had sent to Assyria for help; but Assyria had proved to be no help, but rather a Jareb, or 'adversary, enemy' (Fürst)
Jareb - "Ephraim went to the Assyrian and (Judah) sent to king Jareb," "the calf shall be carried into Assyria . a present to king Jareb" Hebrew "avenger
ja'Reb - Jareb is most probably the name of some city of Assyria or another name of the country itself
Leper - was built outside Jerusalem on the hill of Jareb—i