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Azariah

Azariah [N] [H] [S]

whom Jehovah helps.

  • Son of Ethan, of the tribe of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:8 ).

  • Son of Ahimaaz, who succeeded his grandfather Zadok as high priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:9 ; 1 Kings 4:2 ) in the days of Solomon. He officiated at the consecration of the temple ( 1 Chronicles 6:10 ).

  • The son of Johanan, high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa ( 2 Chronicles 6:10 2 Chronicles 6:11 ).

  • High priest in the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 14:21 ; 2 Chr 26:17-20 ). He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Joel.

  • High priest in the days of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 31:10-13 ). Of the house of Zadok.

  • Several other priests and Levites of this name are mentioned ( 1 Chronicles 6:36 ; Ezra 7:1 ; 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Nehemiah 3:23 , etc.).

  • The original name of Abed-nego ( Daniel 1:6 Daniel 1:7 Daniel 1:11 Daniel 1:16 ). He was of the royal family of Judah, and with his other two companions remarkable for his personal beauty and his intelligence as well as piety.

  • The son of Oded, a remarkable prophet in the days of Asa ( 2 Chronicles 15:1 ). He stirred up the king and the people to a great national reformation.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Azariah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .