The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


az-a-ri'-a `azaryahu and `azaryah, ("Yahweh has helped"):

(1) King of Judah. See UZZIAH.

(2) A Judahite of the house of Ethan the Wise (1 Chronicles 2:8).

(3) The son of Jehu, descended from an Egyptian through the daughter of Sheshan (1 Chronicles 2:38).

(4) A son of Ahimaaz and grandson of Zadok (1 Chronicles 6:9).

(5) A son of Zadok the high priest and an official of Solomon (1 Kings 4:2).

(6) A high priest and son of Johanan (1 Chronicles 6:10).

(7) A Levite, ancestor of Samuel, and Heman the singer (1 Chronicles 6:36).

(8) A son of Nathan and captain of Solomon's tax collectors (1 Kings 4:5).

(9) A prophet in the reign of King Asa; his father's name was Oded (2 Chronicles 15:1-8).

(10 and 11) Two sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (2 Chronicles 21:2).

(12) King of Judah (2 Chronicles 22:6, called Ahaziah in 2 Chronicles 22:1).

(13) A son of Jeroham, who helped to overthrow Athaliah, and place Joash on the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1).

(14) A son of Johanan and a leading man of Ephraim, mentioned in connection with the emancipated captives taken by Pekah (2 Chronicles 28:12).

(15) A Levite of the family of Merari, who took part in cleansing the temple in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12).

(16) A high priest who rebuked King Uzziah for arrogating to himself priestly functions (2 Chronicles 26:16-20).

(17) The father of Seraiah and son of Hilkiah (1 Chronicles 6:13f).

(18) A son of Hoshaiah, and a bitter enemy of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 43:2ff).

(19) One of the royal captives taken to Babylon, whose name was changed to Abed-nego (Daniel 1:7).

(20) The son of Maaseiah, who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:23f).

(21) A Levite who assisted Ezra to expound the Law (Nehemiah 8:7).

(22) A priest who sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:2).

(23) A prince of Judah mentioned in connection with the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:32f).

W. W. Davies

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AZARIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <>. 1915.