Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Uriel” means the fire of God

Uriel: an angel named only in 2 Esdr. 4:1,36; 5:20; 10:28.

  1. A Kohathite Levite, son of Tahath. (1 Chronicles 6:24)
  2. Chief of the Kohathites in the reign of David. (1 Chronicles 15:5,11) (B.C. 1043.)
  3. Uriel of Gibeah was the father of Maachah or Michaiah the favorite wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah. (2 Chronicles 13:2) (B.C. before 973.) In (2 Chronicles 11:20) she is called "Maachah the daughter of Absalom." Probably her mother, Tamer, was the daughter of Absalom.
Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names