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A member of the family of Parosh in the postexilic Jewish community. Izziah was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:25).
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IZZIAH (PERSON) [Heb yizzı̂yâ (יִזִּיָּה)]. A descendant of Parosh and one of the returned exiles who was required by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:25 = 1 Esdr 9:26). According to Noth, the name “Izziah” is derived from the root nzh and may mean “Yahweh will sprinkle,” referring to a cultic
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