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A descendant of Issachar and the father of Paltiel, who was one of the leaders selected to divide the land between the tribes of Israel (Num 34:26).
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AZZAN (PERSON) [Heb ʿazzān (עַזָּן)]. The father of the leader of the tribe of Issachar, Paltiel (Num 34:26). The name is derived from the root ʿwz, meaning “strength” (EncMiqr 6: 132), and Johnson (IDB 1: 327) has translated Azzan as “the deity has shown strength.” In LXX, this name appears as oza,
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