Koz (Heb. Kots, קוֹוֹ, a thorn, as often; 1Ch 4:8; Sept. Κωέ, Vulg. Cos, Auth. Vers. "Coz ;" elsewhere with the art. הקוֹוֹ, hak-Kots, 1Ch 24:10, Sept. Α᾿κκώς, v. r. Κώς, Vulg. Accos, Auth. Vers. " Hakkoz ;" Ezra ii, 61, Sept. Α᾿κκούς, Vulg. Accos ; Ne 3:4,21, Sept. Α᾿κκώς, Vulg. Accus, llaccus; Ne 7:63, Sept. Α᾿κκώς, v. r. Α᾿κώς,Vulg. Accos), the name of two or more men.
1. A descendant of Judah, concerning whose genealogy we have only the confused statement that he " begat Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum" (1Ch 4:8). B.C. prob. cir. 1612.
2. The head of the seventh division of priests as arranged by David (1Ch 24:10). B.C. 1014. He is probably the same whose descendants are mentioned as returning with Zerubbabel from Babylon, but as being excluded by Nehemiah from the priesthood on account of their defective pedigree (Ezr 2:61; Ne 7:63). To this family appears to have belonged Urijah, whose son Meremoth is named as having repaired two portions of the wall of Jerusalem (Ne 3:4,21).