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(Hebrew Yachaziel', יִחֲזַיאֵל, beheld by God; Sept. Ι᾿εζιήλ, Ι᾿αζιήλ, Ο᾿ζιήλ, Ἀζίήλ ), the name of five men. (See JAHZEEL).

1. The third "son" of Hebron, the grandson of Levi through Kohath (1 Chronicles 23:19; 24:33). B.C. probably post 1618, perhaps 1014.

2. One of the Benjamite warriors who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4). B.C. 1055.

3. One of the priests who preceded the sacred ark with trumpets on its removal to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 16:6). B.C. cir. 1043.

4. The son of Zechariah, a Levite of the family- of Asaph, who predicted to Jehoshaphat his triumph over the host of the Moabites with such decided assurances. (See JEHOSAPHAT). He is nowhere else mentioned in Scripture, but his prophecy on this occasion is given in full: "Then upon Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation; and he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou, king Jehoshaphat, thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. o-morrow go ye down against them: behold, they' come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to-morrow go out against them, for the Lord will be with you" (2 Chronicles 20:14-17). B.C. cir. 896.

5. One of the"sons" of Shechaniah, whose son (Ben-Jahaziel, but his name is not otherwise given; indeed, there is evidently some confusion in the text; comp. 2 Chronicles 20:3) is said to have returned from Babylon litl 300 males of his retainers (Ezra 8:5). B.C. ante 459. (See SHECHANIAH).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jahaziel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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