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Uzal (son of Joktan)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Uzal, Son of Joktan
Uzal, Son of Joktan (אוּזָל‎, uzal). The sixth son of Joktan and a descendant of Shem (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Uzal (Person)
UZAL (PERSON) [Heb ʾûzāl (אוּזָל)]. A son of Joktan and hence the name of a South Arabian tribe or place (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21). Since the time of Bochartus (1674: 130–34) this biblical name has usually been combined with ʾAzāl which, according to South Arabian tradition, is said to have been a Pre-Islamic
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Uzal (Person)
Uzal (Person). Son of Joktan, a descendant of Eber through Shem’s line (Gn 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Uzal ūʹzəl [Heb. ʾûzāl]. The sixth son of Joktan of the line of Shem (Gen. 10:27; 1 Ch. 1:21). Since many of the names in the Table of Nations are also names of places, it has been assumed that Joktan was also a place, which may have support from Ezk. 27:19. In Arab tradition, Uzal (Auzal) was the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Uzal (Person)
UZAL (Person) Son of Joktan, a descendant of Eber through Shem’s line (Gn 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Uzal (yoo´zuhl).1 A son of Joktan and a descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chron. 1:21). As is usually the case, the personal name would also be used as the name of a tribe of people who considered themselves to be his descendants. They probably lived in the region indicated by 2.2 A geographical territory
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
UZAL. The name of a son of Joktan (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21), and probably the ancestor of an Arabian tribe. According to Arabian tradition Uzal of Auzal was the ancient name of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen in Arabia.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
UZAL. 1. Heb. ’ûzāl in Gn. 10:27 and 1 Ch. 1:21 signifies an Arabian descendant of Joktan, perhaps connected with ‘Azal, given by Arab historians as the ancient name of San‘a in Yemen.2. Ezk. 27:19, av translates ‘Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs’ from Heb. weḏān weyāwān
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Uzal (Heb. ʾûzāl)A son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:27 = 1 Chr. 1:21). His descendants constituted an Arabian tribe traditionally located at ʿAzal (modern Ṣanʿāʾ, the capital of Yemen). According to Ezek. 27:19 Uzal was a source of wine.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
UZAL An Arabian mentioned among the descendants of Shem (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
U´zal (separate), the sixth son of Joktan, Gen. 10:27; 1 Chron. 1:21, whose settlements are clearly traced in the ancient name of San’à, the capital city of the Yemen (a district of Arabia), which was originally Awzál. From its position in the center of the best portion of that kingdom, it must always
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