Azariah [Ăzarī’ah]—jehovah is keeper or hath helped. The fact that there are almost thirty men bearing the name of Azariah is proof that it was a common name in Hebrew, especially in the family of Eleazar, whose name has a similar meaning, and is almost identical with Ezra, Zerahiah and Seraiah. See also Azariahu and Zacharias.
1. The son of Zadok and a descendant of David’s high priest ( 1 Kings 4:2). 2. The son of Nathan, ruler of Solomon’s officers (1 Kings 4:5). 3. The son of Amaziah, who was made king of Judah after his father (2 Kings 14:21; 15:1-27; 1 Chron. 3:12). 4. A man of Judah, of the family of Zerah and of the house of Ethan (1 Chron. 2:8). 5. The son of Jehu and grandson of Obed, a Judahite ( 1 Chron. 2:38, 39). 6. A son of Ahimaz and grandson of Zadok (1 Chron. 6:9). 7. A son of Johanan and grandson of No. 6 who served in Solomon’s time ( 1 Chron. 6:10, 11). 8. A son of Hilkiah, and father of Seraiah the high priest in Josiah’s reign (1 Chron. 6:13, 14; 9:11; Ezra 7:1). 9. A Levite of the family of Kohath and an ancestor of Samuel the prophet (1 Chron. 6:36). 10. A prophet, son of Obed, he encouraged Asa to persevere in his national religious revival ( 2 Chron. 15:1). 11. A son of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 21:2). 12. Another son of the above (2 Chron. 21:2). 13. Son of Jehoram (2 Chron. 22:6). 14. The son of Jehoram and a captain who assisted in the overthrow of Athaliah and the elevation of Joash to the throne of Judah (2 Chron. 23:1). 15. The son of Obed who also assisted in the above task (2 Chron. 23:1). 16. The high priest who hindered Uzziah from burning incense on the altar ( 2 Chron. 26:17, 20). 17. The son of Johanan and a chief of the tribe of Ephraim (2 Chron. 28:12). 18. The father of Joel and a Kohathite (2 Chron. 29:12). He assisted in the purification of the Temple in Hezekiah’s time. 19. The son of Jehalelel, a Merarite who also assisted in Hezekiah’s revival (2 Chron. 29:12). 20. The chief priest of the house of Zadok in King Hezekiah’s time (2 Chron. 31:10, 13). 21. The son of Meraioth , and an ancestor of Ezra (Ezra 7:3). 22. The son of Maaseiah, of the family of Ananiah, who repaired a portion of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:23, 24). 23. An Israelite who returned with Zerubbabel ( Neh. 7:7). Name also given as Seraiah. 24. One of the priests who explained the Law to the people as Ezra read it. Perhaps the same person as No. 22 (Neh. 8:7). 25. Another priest who sealed the covenant (Neh. 10:2). 26. A prince of Judah who joined in the procession with Nehemiah ( Neh. 12:33). 27. A son of Hoshaiah and an opponent of Jeremiah whom he charged with false prophecies (Jer. 43:2). 28. The Hebrew and original name of Abed-nego, who with Daniel and others was carried away captive to Babylon ( Dan. 1:6, 7, 11, 19; 2:17).
“Have a blessed day, I am.”
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