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One of the Rechabites whose faithfulness the prophet Jeremiah tested (Jer 35:1–19). The son of Jeremiah the Rechabite (Jer 35:3).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAAZANIAH (PERSON) [Heb yaʾăzanyâ (יַאֲזַנְיָה), yaʾăzanyāhû (יַאֲזַנְיָהוּ)]. Var. JEZANIAH. 1. One of the troop commanders, who, following the destruction of Jerusalem in 587/6, chose to join Gedaliah, the ruler of Judah, at his administrative center at Mizpah (2 Kgs 25:23; “Jezaniah” in Jer 40:8).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jaazaniah. 1. Son of Hoshaiah, who was a Maachathite and a leader in the armies of Judah at the beginning of the exile. These troops received assurance of safety in return for loyalty to the Babylonians (2 Kgs 25:23). Jaazaniah is alternately called Jezaniah in Jeremiah 40:8 and Azariah in Jeremiah 42:1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. In Jer. 35:3, son of Jeremiah (not the prophet), and a chief of the Rechabite clansmen. Jeremiah used their loyalty to their ancestral tradition as an example as he preached to his own people.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAAZANIAH1. Son of Hoshaiah, who was a Maacathite and a leader in the armies of Judah at the beginning of the exile. These troops received assurance of safety in return for loyalty to the Babylonians (2 Kgs 25:23). Jaazaniah is alternately called Jezaniah in Jeremiah 40:8 and Azariah in Jeremiah 42:1
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAAZANIAH. The name occurs on an agate Heb. seal, “Jaazaniah, servant of the king,” found at Tell en-Nasbeh, and in one of the Lachish letters.1. The son of Hoshaiah the Maacathite. He was one of the Jewish army officers remaining after the desolation of Jerusalem by Babylon. With the other leaders,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JAAZANIAH (Heb. ya’azanyah(u), ‘Yahweh hears’). 1. The Judaean army-commander, son of Hoshaiah, who supported Gedaliah at Mizpah (2 Ki. 25:23; Je. 40:8). Jezaniah (Je. 40:8) may be the same as the brother of Azariah (Je. 43:2, lxx). A seal found at Mizpah (Tell en-Nasbeh) inscribed ’Ja’azaniah, servant
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jaazaniah [jā ăzˊə nīˊə] (Heb. ya˒azanyāhû, ya˒azanyâ “Yahweh hears”). On the basis of inscriptional evidence (including Lachish Ostracon 1), a common name in preexilic Palestine.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JAAZANIAH The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. An officer who served under Gedaliah, the Babylonian-appointed ruler of Judah, following the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 b.c. (2 Kgs 25:23; cf. Jer 40:8).2. The son of Shaphan and one of the seventy elders whom Ezekiel beheld in a vision committing
Smith’s Bible Dictionary