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Supervisor of the palace during Elah’s reign in Israel. Elah was assassinated in Arza’s house by Zimri (1 Kgs 16:9).
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ARZA (PERSON) [Heb ʾarṣāʾ (אַרְצָא)]. Chamberlain of Elah, king of Israel, at Tirzah (1 Kgs 16:9). Though it was at the house of Arza that an intoxicated Elah was assassinated by Zimri, it is not known if Azra was a part of the conspiracy against the king. As chamberlain, literally “over the house,”
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