Azzur

Az'zur (Hebrews Azzur', עזּר and עזּוּר, helper), the name of three men. SEE AZOR.

1. (Sept. Α᾿ζώρ.) The father of Hananiah of Gibeon, which latter was the prophet who falsely encouraged King Zedekiah against the Babylonians (Jer 28:1, where the name is Anglicized "Azur"). B.C. ante 595.

2. (Sept. Ι᾿άζερ v. r. ῎Εζερ) The father of Jaazaniah, which latter was one of the leaders of the people whom the prophet in vision saw devising false schemes of safety for Jerusalem against the Babylonians (Eze 11:1, where the name is Anglicized "Azur"). B.C. ante 593.

Bible concordance for AZZUR.

3. (Sept. Α᾿ζούρ.) One of the chief Israelites who signed the covenant of faith with Jehovah on the return from Babylon (Ne 10:17). B.C. cir. 410.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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