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ATAROTH – District in Palestine, east of the Jordan. This place is mentioned along with Dibon and Jazer as a very fertile tract of land and good for raising cattle. Reuben and Gad both asked for the land. Gad received it (Num. xxxii. 3)...
ATAROTH – The name of several towns in Palestine:1. A city on the eastern side of the Dead Sea in the land taken from Moab and given to Gad (Num. xxxii. 3). From Num. xxxii. 34 it appears that the city was rebuilt by the Gadites: a fact...
ATER – 1. A family that returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 16; Neh. vii. 21), the head of which signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 18). In I Esd. v. 15, Ater is called Aterezias.2. Doorkeepers of the Temple, who returned with...
ATHACH – A town in Judah, to the inhabitants of which David sent a part of the spoil taken from the Amalekites (I Sam. xxx, 30). It has not been definitely identified. Several scholars consider Athach ( ) the same as Ether ( ; Josh. xv....
ATTAI – 1. Son of the Egyptian Jarha, to whom Sheshan the Jerahmeelite gave his daughter to wife (I Chron. ii. 35, 36).2. A Gadite chieftain who joined the forces of David at Ziklag (I Chron. xii. 11).3. A son of Rehoboam, and Maachah,...
AVEN – 1. One of several Egyptian cities threatened with God's vengeance (Ezek. xxx. 17). The name is evidently a corruption or an intentional vowel-change of "On" (Gen. xli. 45), which is thus made to signify "vanity." The Septuagint...
AVVITES, AVVA, AVVIM – 1. A people mentioned in Deut. ii. 23 as being dispossessed by the Caphtorim. This, however, could not have taken place before the days of Joshua, for it is stated in Josh. xiii. 3 that the Israelites upon entering Canaan failed...
'AYIN – The sixteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Its numerical value is seventy. In its earlier form it was a circle, a rude picture of the eye, hence its name ("'Ayin" = "eye"). This form is still to be seen on the Moabite Stone,...
AZAL – A place near Jerusalem, but the exact position can not be determined (Zech. xiv. 5). It is supposed by some to be the same as Beth-ezel (Micah i. 11). Clermont-Ganneau identifies it with the Wadi Yasul.J. Jr. G. B. L....
AZAREEL – 1. One of those who came to David at Ziklag (I Chron. xii. 7).2. Son of Jeroham, chief of the tribe of Dan when David made the enumeration of the people (I Chron. xxvii. 22). 3. A Levite, son of Heman, to whom fell the eleventh...
AZARIAH – Biblical Data: The name given to twenty-six different persons in the Old Testament. The most important are:1. A noble in the court of Solomon. According to I Kings iv. 2, he was the son of Zadok the priest. I Chron. v. 35 [A. V....
AZARIAH – Biblical Data: The name given to twenty-six different persons in the Old Testament. The most important are:1. A noble in the court of Solomon. According to I Kings iv. 2, he was the son of Zadok the priest. I Chron. v. 35 [A. V....
AZAZ – A Reubenite, father of Bela and son of Shema (I Chron. v. 8). G. B. L.
AZAZIAH – 1. A Levite who took part in the choral services on the return of the Ark to Jerusalem (I Chron. xv. 21). 2. Father of Hoshea, who was the leader of Ephraim at the time that David enumerated the people (I Chron. xxvii. 20). 3. A...
AZBUK – Father of Nehemiah; assisted in repairing the wall at Jerusalem (Neh. iii. 16).J. Jr. G. B. L.
AZEL – A Benjamite descended from Saul (I Chron. viii. 37, 38; ix. 43, 44).J. Jr. G. B. L.
AZGAD – The Bene Azgad returned with Zerub babel from the captivity (Ezra ii. 12; Neh. vii. 17). Their number is variously given as 1,222 (Ezra ii. 12), 2, 322 (Neh. vii. 17), 1,322 (I Esd. v. 13, where the form given to the name is...
AZIEL – A Levite singer in the Temple; assistant to Asaph, Heman, and Ethan (I Chron. xv. 20). In I Chron. xv. 18 he is called "Jaaziel." The name of the gens Azieli is found in I Chron. xxvi. 23.J. Jr. G. B. L.
AZMAVETH – 1. The Barhumite; one of the thirty heroes of David (II Sam. xxiii. 31; I Chron. xi. 33). His sons joined David at Ziklag (I Chron. xii. 3).2. A Benjamite; son of Jehoadah (I Chron. viii. 36, ix. 42).3. Son of Adiel, who had...
AZOTUS – 1. The equivalent of Ashdod; found in the Apocrypha (Judith ii. 28; I Macc. iv. 15, etc.) and in the New Testament (Acts viii. 40).2. Mount of Azotus (I Macc. ix. 15), where Judas Maccabeus was killed. It is perhaps identical...
AZRIEL – 1. Father of one of the men deputed by Jehoiakim to capture Baruch, the scribe of Jeremiah (Jer. xxxvi. 26).2. Chief of one of the families of Manasseh, living on the eastern side of the Jordan (I Chron. v. 24).3. Father of...
AZRIKAM – 1. Ancestor of a Levite residing in Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. xi. 15 = I Chron. ix. 14).2. Son of Neariah, occurring in the list of the descendants of David (I Chron. iii. 23).3. Son of Azel in the genealogical...
AZUBAH – 1. Daughter of Shilhi and mother of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (I Kings xxii. 42 = II Chron. xx. 31).2. Wife of Caleb, the son of Hezron (I Chron. ii. 18, 19).J. Jr. G. B. L.
AZZUR – 1. Father of Hananiah, a false prophet, contemporary with Jeremiah (Jer. xxviii. 1).2. A leader who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 17).3. Father of Jaazaniah, a prince of the people denounced by Ezekiel (Ezek. xi. 1...
BAALAH – 1. A border town of Judah (Josh. xv. 9, 10; I Chron. xiii. 6) called elsewhere Kirjathjearim.2. A mount on the border of Judah (Josh. xv. 11).3. A city in the south of Judah (Josh. xv. 29), held by the Simeonites (Josh. xix. 3,...