Hiel (Hi´uhl; Heb., “God is brother”)

A man from Bethel whose two sons died when he violated Joshua’s curse (Josh 6:26) by rebuilding Jericho (1Kgs 16:34).

Josh 6:26

26Joshua then pronounced this oath, saying,
“Cursed before the Lord be anyone who tries
to build this city—this Jericho!
At the cost of his firstborn he shall l ... View more

1Kgs 16:34

34In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho; he laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Seg ... View more

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