goodness of God, the father of one whom the kings of Syria and Samaria in vain attempted to place on the throne of Ahaz (Isa 7:6).
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 (Isa 7:5-6; 8:6,9,12) favored the project.
Father of one whom the kings of Syria and Israel proposed to make king of Judah. Isa 7:6.
(God is good). 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.
The Aramaic form of the name favors the latter supposition. (B.C. before 738.)