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Bezaleel

[bih-zal-ee-uh l] /bɪˈzæl i əl/
noun
1.
the chief architect of the tabernacle. Ex. 31:1–11.
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Bezaleelian
[bih-zal-ee-el-ee-uh n, bez-uh-lee-lee-] /bɪˌzæl iˈɛl i ən, ˌbɛz əˈli li-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • No Bezaleel arises, to build new tabernacles, unless he has been taught by Daedalus.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • Aunt Lydia, the evening of this call by Bezaleel Baggs, had a remark to make to her husband.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • Every one of these is a doctrine or a discipline engraven in the wood by some Bezaleel or Aholiab of early Christian days.

  • The desired document was that promise to pay Bezaleel Baggs five hundred dollars, which Walter had noticed.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • A feller gets a good apprenticeship with Bezaleel Baggs, I tell you.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • Walter thought of the day when he saw Bezaleel Baggs on the shore looking off toward the Chair.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
Bezaleel in the Bible

in the shadow of God; i.e., "under his protection", the artificer who executed the work of art in connection with the tabernacle in the wilderness (Ex. 31:2; 35:30). He was engaged principally in works of metal, wood, and stone; while Aholiab, who was associated with him and subordinate to him, had the charge of the textile fabrics (36:1, 2; 38:22). He was of the tribe of Judah, the son of Uri, and grandson of Hur (31:2). Mention is made in Ezra 10:30 of another of the same name.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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