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(Hebrews Azzur', עִזְּר and עִזּוּר, helper), the name of three men. (See AZOR).

1. (Sept. Ἀζώρ .) The father of Hananiah of Gibeon, which latter was the prophet who falsely encouraged King Zedekiah against the Babylonians (Jeremiah 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 (Ezekiel 11:1, where the name is Anglicized "Azur"). B.C. ante 593.

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


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Azzur'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/a/azzur.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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