uz'-i ('uzzi, perhaps "my strength"):

(1) A descendant of Aaron and high priest, unknown apart from these sources (1 Chronicles 6:5,6,51 (Hebrew 5:31,32; 6:36); Ezra 7:4).

(2) An eponym of a family of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:2,3).

(3) Head of a Benjamite family (1 Chronicles 7:7), or more probably of a Zebulunite family (see Curtis, Chron., 145-49).

(4) Father of Elah, a Benjamite (1 Chronicles 9:8), perhaps the same as (5).

(5) A son of Bani and overseer of the Levitea in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:22).

(6) Head of the priestly family of Jedaiah (Nehemiah 12:19,42).

David Francis Roberts

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