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A member of the remnant left in Judah after the fall of Jerusalem (Jer 40:8; 42:1). Called Jaazaniah (יַאֲזַנְיָהוּ, ya'azanyahu) in 2 Kgs 25:23.
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JEZANIAH (PERSON) [Heb yĕzanyāhû (יְזַנְיָהוּ), yĕzanyâ (יְזַנְיָה)]. 1. Son of the Maacathite and one of the troop commanders, who, following the destruction of Jerusalem in 587/586 b.c., chose to join Gedaliah, the ruler of Judah, at his administrative center at Mizpah (Jer 40:8; spelled “Jaazaniah”
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. In 2 K. 25:23, “son of the Maacathite,” and one of the Judean “captains of the forces” who joined Gedaliah, the Babylonian governor appointed by Nebuchadrezzar over Judah, at Mizpah. He is the Jezaniah of Jer. 40:8; 42:1. Though not mentioned by name, he was presumably one of those captains who joined
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jezani´ah (whom Jehovah hears), the son of Hoshaiah the Maachathite, and one of the captains of the forces who had escaped from Jerusalem during the final attack of the beleaguering army of the Chaldeans. (b.c. 588.) When the Babylonians had departed, Jezaniah, with the men under his command, was one
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary