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Also known as Azaelus. One of Ezora’s descendants who agreed to Ezra’s command to divorce his foreign wife (1 Esdras 9:34).
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AZAEL (PERSON) [Gk Azaēlos (Ἀζαηλος)]. A descendant of Ezora who divorced his foreign wife during Ezra’s reform (1 Esdr 9:34). Although 1 Esdras is often assumed to have been compiled from Ezra, Azael does not appear among the list of names in Ezra 10. Omissions such as this also raise questions about
ASAHEL (PERSON) [Heb ʿăśâʾēl (עֲשָׂהאֵל); Gk Asael (Ἀσαελ)]. The name of 4 or 5 men in the OT. The name Asahel is formed as a sentence using the verb ʿaśâ “to make,” “to do” with the divine name El. Asahel means “El has done” or “El has made.”1. Asahel was one of the 3 sons of Zeruiah, David’s
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