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Azgad
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Ancestor or head of a family of exiles returning to Judah (Ezra 2:12; 8:12; Neh 7:17; 10:15).The descendants of Azgad, who numbered 1,222 according to Ezra 2:12 (2,322 according to Neh 7:17), were among those who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Jehohanan led another 110 descendants of Azgad who returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:12). The head of the family of Azgad signed the covenant with Nehemiah along with the other heads of families (Neh 10:15). In 1 Esdras 5:13, the name appears as “Astad.” In 1 Esdras 8:38, it appears as “Astath.”
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Azgad
Azgad (עַזְגָּד‎, azgad). Ancestor or head of a family of exiles returning to Judah (Ezra 2:12; 8:12; Neh 7:17; 10:15).The descendants of Azgad, who numbered 1,222 according to Ezra 2:12 (2,322 according to Neh 7:17), were among those who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Jehohanan led another 110
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Azgad (Person)
AZGAD (PERSON) [Heb ʿazgād (עַזְגָּד)]. Head of a family of Babylonian exiles who are listed as returnees under the leadership of Zerubbabel and others (Ezra 2:12 = Neh 7:17 = 1 Esdr 5:13) and later under Ezra (Ezra 8:12 = 1 Esdr 8:38). The leader of the clan affixed the family name to the covenant
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Azgad
Azgad. 1. Ancestor of a group that returned to Judah with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:12; Neh 7:17).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Azgad
Azgad azʹgad [Heb. ‘azgāḏ—‘strong is Gad’; Gk. Asgad, Argai, Astad, Astaa]; AV Apoc. SADAS; ASTATH; NEB Apoc. ASTAA; ASTATH. A family that returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezr. 2:12; Neh. 7:17; 1 Esd. 5:13; 8:38), and some with Ezra (Ezr. 8:12).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Azgad
AZGAD1. Ancestor of a group that returned to Judah with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:12; Neh 7:17).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:15).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Azgad
Azgad (az´gad; Heb., “Gad is mighty”).1 A family group (“descendants of Azgad”) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:12).2 Another group who returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:12).3 A member of the postexilic community in Judah who signed Ezra’s covenant to keep the law (Neh. 10:15)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Azgad
AZGAD. The head of a family, of whom 1, 222 male members returned to Palestine with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:12; Neh 7:17 [2, 322]), and again 110 male members returned with Ezra (Ezr 8:12). Azgad set his seal to Ezra’s covenant (Neh 10:1, 15). The name occurs in the Aramaic papyri from the ruins of the Jewish
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Azgad
Azgad (Heb. ʿazgāḏ)The ancestor of a number of Israelite exiles, of whom some returned under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:12 = Neh. 7:17) and some under Ezra (Ezra 8:12). He may be the Azgad of Neh. 10:15 (MT 16) who set his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Azgad
Azgad [ăzˊgăd] (Heb. ˓azgāḏ “Gad is strong”). An Israelite ancestor of a number of exiles, of whom some returned under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:12; Neh. 7:17) and some under Nehemiah (Ezra 8:12). He may be the Azgad of Neh. 10:15 who set his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Azgad
Az´gad (strength of fortune). The children of Azgad, to the number of 1222 (2322 according to Neh. 7:17), were among the laymen who returned with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:12; 8:12. With the other heads of the people they joined in the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:15. (b.c. 536.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Azgad
AZ´GAD (azʹgad; “strong in fortune”). An Israelite whose descendants, to the number of 1,222 (2,322 according to Neh. 7:17), returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:12). A second detachment of 110, with Johanan at their head, accompanied Ezra (Ezra 8:12). Probably the Azgad of Neh. 10:15 is the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Azgad
AzgadAzgad (azʹgad; Heb., ‘Gad is mighty’). 1 A family group (‘sons of Azgad’) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:12). 2 Another group who returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:12). 3 A member of the postexilic community in Judah who signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh. 10:15)
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