The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Azaru (Ἀζαρού, Azarou, Ἀζουρού, Azourou). The ancestor of a family that returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (1 Esdras 5:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Azaru (Person)
AZARU (PERSON) [Gk Azarou (Ἀζαρου)]. Forefather of an exiled family numbering 432 which returned to Judah with Zerubbabel according to the list in 1 Esdr 5:15. If AZZUR [Heb ʿazzûr] (Neh 10:18—Eng 10:17) is accepted as an equivalent variant, then 1 Esdr 5:15 supplements Ezra 2:16b as BHS suggests (see
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Azaru azʹə-roo̅ [GK. Azarou, Azourou]; AV AZURAN; NEB AZURUS. A family that returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (1 Esd. 5:15); cf. Azzur (Neh. 10:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AZARU<az’a-ru> (B, [ ʼΑζαρού, Azarou]; A, [ ʼΑζουρού, Azourou]; the King James Version Azuran): The descendants of Azaru returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (1 Esdras 5:15); omitted in Ezra and Neh; compare however Azzur (Nehemiah 10:17).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Azaru az′uh-roo (Αζουρου [Codex B, Αζαρου]). KJV Azuran. An ancestor of a family that returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (1 Esd. 5:15). His name is omitted from the parallel lists (Ezra 2:16; Neh 7:21), but perhaps he should be identified with Azzur (Neh 10:17)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
AZARU, azʹa-rū̇ (B, Ἀζαρού; Azaraú; A, Ἀζουρού, Azouroú; AV Azuran): The descendants of A. returned with Zerubbabel to Jerus (1 Esd 5:15); omitted in Ezr and Neh; cf however Azzur (Neh 10:17).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Azaru [az-uh-roo]: the ancestor of a group who returned from the Babylonian exile (1 Esd. 5:15)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AZARU az´uh-roo [Ἀζουρού Azourou, Ἀζάρου Azarou]. According to 1 Esd 5:15, 432 of his descendants returned from exile in Babylon to Jerusalem and Judea. For a similar list, see Neh 10:17–18.