U'z'zi (Heb. Uzzi', עֻזַּי, strong [or my, strength, or contr. for Uzziah]; Sept. Ο᾿ζί, with occasional v.r.; Vulg. Ozi or A zzi) the name of six Hebrews.

1. First named of the six sons of Tola son of Issachar (1Ch 7:2), and father of five sons who became military chiefs (ver. 3). B.C. post 1874.

2. Second named of the five sons of Bela son of Benjamin, and, like the preceding 'one, chief warrior (1Ch 7:7). B.C. post 1874.

3. A high-priest, son of Bukki and father of Zerahiah (1Ch 6:5-6,51; Ezr 7:4). B.C. cir.1400. Josephus in one passage (Ant. 5, 11, 5) gives his name and position correctly (῎Οζις, Ozis); but in another (Ant. 8:1, 3) he calls either him or his son Joatham (Ι᾿ωάθαμος ).

4. Son of Michri and father of Elah among the ancestors of a Benjamite family in Jerusalem after the Exile (1Ch 9:8). B.C. ante 536

5. Son of Bani, chief of the Levites at Jerusalem after the Captivity (Ne 11:22). B.C. 536. 6. A priest, head of the "course" of Jedaiah in the time of the high-priest Joiakim (Ne 12:19). B.C. cir. 500. He was probably the same with one of the priests who sang at the consecration of the new walls of Jerusalem (ver. 42).

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