Ariel @ the lion of God. (1.) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary Ezra:8:16). (2.) A symbolic name for Jerusalem Isaiah:29:1-2, 7) as "victorious under God," and in Ezekiel:43:15-16, for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.