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Arza
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arza
Arza (אַרְצָא‎, artsa'). Supervisor of the palace during Elah’s reign in Israel. Elah was assassinated in Arza’s house by Zimri (1 Kgs 16:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arza (Person)
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,”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arza
Arza. Superintendent of the palace at Tirzah belonging to King Elah of the northern kingdom of Israel. The drunken king was murdered in Arza’s home by Zimri, who then declared himself king (1 Kgs 16:9, 10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arza
Arza ärʹzə [Heb. ’arṣā]. A steward of King Elah, in whose house at Tirzah Zimri murdered the king at a drinking debauch (1 K. 16:9).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arza
ARZA Superintendent of the palace at Tirzah belonging to King Elah of the northern kingdom of Israel. The drunken king was murdered in Arza’s home by Zimri, who then declared himself king (1 Kgs 16:9–10).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arza
ARZA. The steward of King Elah of Israel at whose house in Tirzah the king was drunk when he was assassinated by Zimri (1 Kgs 16:9).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arza
Arza (Heb. ʾarṣāʾ)A steward of the household of King Elah of Israel in whose home the king, while intoxicated, was murdered by Zimri (1 Kgs. 16:9).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arza
Arza [ärˊzə] (Heb. ˒arṣā˒ “gracious”[?]). A steward of the household of King Elah of Israel in whose home the king, while intoxicated, was murdered by Zimri (1 Kgs. 16:9).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arza
ARZA A prime minister of the northern kingdom of Israel under King Elah. Elah was murdered by Zimri in Arza’s house after the king became drunk (1 Kgs 16:9).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arza
Ar´za, prefect of the palace at Tirzah to Elah king of Israel, who was assassinated at a banquet in his house by Zimri. 1 Kings 16:9.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Arza
AR´ZA (arʹza; “earthiness”). A steward over the house of Elah, king of Israel, in whose house, at Tirzah, Zimri, the captain of half of his chariots, conspired against Elah (which see), and killed him during a drunken debauch (1 Kings 16:8–10).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Arza
ARZA [AR zah] — the steward of the house of Elah in the city of Tirzah (1 Kin. 16:9).
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