Azmaveth

Az'maveth (Hebrews Azma'veth, עִזמָיֶת perhaps strong as death; Sept. Α᾿σμώθ and Α᾿ζμώθ ), the name of three men, and also of a place.

1. A Barhumite (or Baharumite), one of David's thirty warriors (2Sa 23:31; 1Ch 11:33), and father of two of his famous slingers (1Ch 12:3). B.C. 1061.

2. The second named of the three sons of Jehoadah (1Ch 8:36) or Jarah (1Ch 9:42), a descendant of Jonathan. B.C. post 1037.

Bible concordance for AZMAVETH.

3. A son of Adiel, and overseer of the royal treasury under David and Solomon (1Ch 27:25). B.C. 1014.

4. A villae of Judah or Benjamin, and mentioned in connection with Geba (Ne 12:29). Forty-two persons residents of this place were enrolled in the list of those that returned from the captivity at Babylon (Ezr 2:24; Ne 7:28; in which latter passage the place is called BETH-AZMAVETH). The corresponding Arabic name Azment is still found in Palestine, but not in a location corresponding to the one in question (Robinson's Researches, 3, 102; De Saulcy's Narrative, 1, 91). Schwarz (Palest. p. 129) conjectures that the name of this place may have been derived from that of the Benjamite preceding; but he confounds it with Alemeth, Almon, and even Bahurim. The notices seem to point to some locality in the northern environs of Jerusalem; hence Ritter (Erdk. 16, 519) identifies it with Hizmeh, a village north of the site of Anathoth (Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 291).

 
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