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A member of the tribe of Reuben (1 Chr 5:1–10). Mentioned as the father of Bela and son of Shema (1 Chr 5:8). The name Azaz is probably a shortened form of Azaziah, meaning “Yahweh is strong.”
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AZAZ (PERSON) [Heb ʿāzāz (עָזָז)]. Name of a Reubenite (1 Chr 5:8), the father of Bela, a kinsman of Beerah (who went into exile under Tiglath-pileser III in the second half of the 8th century according to 1 Chr 5:6). The name Azaz is a hypocoristic form of the theophoric Azaziah, which means “Yahweh
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