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A place listed in Zech 14:5 in a vision of the Day of Yahweh.
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Azal ay′zuhl (אָצַל, prob. pausal form of (אָצֵל H728, “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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