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One of the leaders of the postexilic Jewish community who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:17).
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AZZUR (PERSON) [Heb ʿazzûr (עַזּוּר)]. 1. The father of Hananiah, the prophet from Gibeon (Jer 28:1). Whether a court prophet or not, Hananiah appears to have been well-known and a leader of a pro-royalist movement in the days of Zedekiah (Jer 28:1–17).2. The father of Jaazaniah, one of the princes
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Azzur. 1. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:17).2. Father of the false prophet Hananiah (Jer 28:1, kjv Azur).3. Father of Jaazaniah, one of the prominent men of Jerusalem whom Ezekiel saw in a vision (Ez 11:1, kjv Azur).
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AZ´ZUR (azʹzur; “helper”; sometimes Azur, KJV).1. One of the chief Israelites who signed the covenant with Nehemiah on the return from Babylon (Neh. 10:17), 445 b.c.2. The father of Hananiah of Gibeon, the latter of whom was the prophet who falsely encouraged King Zedekiah against the Babylonians (Jer.