The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Azal (אָצַל‎, atsal). A place listed in Zech 14:5 in a vision of the Day of Yahweh.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Azal. kjv rendering of Azel, perhaps a place near Jerusalem, in Zechariah 14:5.See Azel (Place).
Azel (Place)
Azel (Place). Unknown place supposedly on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem (Zec 14:5, kjv Azal).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Azal āʹzəl [Heb. ’āṣāl; Gk. Iasol, Asaēl, etc.] (Zec. 14:5, AV); RSV “the side of it”; [Heb. ’eṣlô]; NEB ASAL. Perhaps a place near Jerusalem. The Gk. Iasol has been compared with Wâdī Yasûl, a tributary of the Kidron. The RSV emendation is supported by Symmachus.W. S. LaSor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AZAL Unknown place supposedly on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem (Zec 14:5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AZAL. Found only in Zech 14:5 (KJV). It is conjectured that this is the name of a site near Jerusalem. Two places are suggested: Beth-ezel (Mic 1:11), or the name of a place that ceased to exist and is suggested in the name Wady Yasul, a tributary of the Kidron. The Heb. meaning is “side or slope.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Azal (Heb. ʾāṣāl)Azal (KJV, NRSV) or Azel (NAS, NIV) means “noble” and possibly refers to an unidentified location near Jerusalem (Zech. 14:5). Other translations render the word as a preposition, “the side of it” (RSV), or a noun, “the other side” (TEV).Betty P. Lawson
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Azal [āˊzəl] (Heb. ˒āṣāl). A name mentioned at Zech. 14:5 in connection with the Lord’s protection of his people in the day of battle. Whereas the RSV renders it “the side of it” (following the emendation Heb. ˒eṣlô), other versions translate it as a proper name (“Azal,” KJV; “Azel,” NIV;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A´zal, a name only occurring in Zech. 14:5. It is mentioned as the limit to which the ravine of the Mount of Olives will extend when “Jehovah shall go forth to fight.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
A´ZEL (aʹzel).1. The son of Eleasah, of the descendants of King Saul (1 Chron. 8:37–38; 9:43).2. A place, evidently in the neighborhood of Jerusalem and probably E of the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:5). Its site has not been identified, but the LXX rendering “Iasol” suggests Wadi Yasūl, a tributary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Azal(Zech. 14:5) should perhaps be rendered “very near” = “the way of escape shall be made easy.” If a proper name, it may denote some place near the western extremity of the valley here spoken of near Jerusalem.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Azal ay′zuhl (אָצַל‎, prob. pausal form of (אָצֵלH728, “noble”). An unknown place not far from Jerusalem (Zech. 14:5; NIV, Azel). Some scholars emend the text to read ʾeṣlô, “its side” (cf. RSV, “for the valley of the mountains shall touch the side of it”); others emend to yāṣōl, that is, Wadi Yaṣul,
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