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).

Topical Outlines Nave's Bible Topics International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online King James Bible King James Dictionary

Verse reference tagging and popups powered by VerseClick™.