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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Azael
Azael (Ἀζάηλ, Azaēl). Also known as Azaelus. One of Ezora’s descendants who agreed to Ezra’s command to divorce his foreign wife (1 Esdras 9:34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Azael (Person)
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)
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Azael
Azael ā̀zə-el [GK. Azaēl, Aziēlos]; AV AZAELUS. An Israelite who divorced his foreign wife (1 Esd. 9:34). The name is omitted in Ezr. 10:41.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Azael
AZAEL Ezora’s son, who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (1 Esd 9:34). Azael is omitted in the list of Ezra 10:40–42.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AZAEL
AZAEL<az’-a-el> [ ʼΑζάηλος, Azaelos]; compare Asahel [Ezra 10:15]): Father of Jonathan, one of two chief investigators of foreign marriages (1 Esdras 9:14).
AZAELUS
AZAELUS<az-a-e’-lus> (B, [ ʼΑζάηλος, Azaelos]; A, [ ʼΑζαήλ, Azael]; omitted in Ezra 10): Azaelus, son of Ezora, put away his “strange wife” (1 Esdras 9:34).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Azael
Azael ay′zay-uhl (Αζαηλος; Codex A, Αζαελ). One of the descendants of Ezora who agreed to put away their foreign wives (1 Esd. 9:34; KJV, “Azaelus”). He may be the same as the Azael mentioned earlier (v. 14 KJV; NRSV, “Asahel”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Azael
AZAEL, azʹa-el (Ἀζάηλας, Azáēlas; cf Asahel [Ezr 10:15]): Father of Jonathan, one of two chief investigators of foreign marriages (1 Esd 9:14).
Azaelus
AZAELUS, az-a-ēʹlus (B, Ἀζάηλος, Azáēlas; A, Ἀζαήλ, Azaḗl; omitted in Ezr 10): A., son of Ezora, put away his “strange wife” (1 Esd 9:34).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Azael
Azael [ā-zi-el]: a Jew who was required to divorce his foreign wife in the time of Ezra (1 Esd. 9:34; the name is omitted in the parallel text in Ezra)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AZAEL
AZAEL ay´zay-uhl [Ἀζάηλος azaēlos]. Descendant of EZORA who divorced his foreign wife and put aside their children during Ezra’s reform (1 Esd 9:34). The corresponding list in Ezra 10 omits the descendants of Ezora.