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Smith's Bible Dictionary [1]

Azari'ah. (Whom The Lord Helps). A common name in Hebrew, and especially in the families of the priests of the line of Eleazar, whose name has precisely the same meaning as Azariah. It is nearly identical, and is often confounded, with Ezra as well as with Zerahiah and Seraiah. The principal persons who bore this name were -

1. Son of Ahimaaz.  1 Chronicles 6:9. He appears from  1 Kings 4:2 to have succeeded Zadok, his grandfather, in the high priesthood, in the reign of Solomon, Ahimaaz having died before Zadok. (B.C. About 1000). See Ahimaaz .

2. A chief officer of Solomon's, the son of Nathan, perhaps David's grandson.  1 Kings 4:5.

3. Tenth king of Judah, more frequently called Uzziah.  2 Kings 14:21;  2 Kings 15:1;  2 Kings 15:6;  2 Kings 15:8;  2 Kings 15:17;  2 Kings 15:23;  2 Kings 15:27;  1 Chronicles 8:12.

4. Son of Ethan, of the sons of Zerah, where, perhaps, Zerahiah is the more probable reading.  1 Chronicles 2:8.

5. Son of Jehu of the family of the Jerahmeelites, and descended from Jarha the Egyptian slave of Sheshan.  1 Chronicles 2:38-39. He was probably one of the captains of hundreds in the time of Athaliah mentioned in  2 Chronicles 23:1. (B.C. 886).

6. The son of Johanan.  1 Chronicles 6:10 He must have been high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa. (B.C. 939).

7. Another Azariah is inserted between Hilkiah, in Josiah's reign, and Seraiah who was put to death by Nebuchadnezzar, in  1 Chronicles 6:13-15.

8. Son of Zephaniah, a Kohathite, and ancestor of Samuel the prophet.  1 Chronicles 6:36. Apparently the same as Uzziah in  1 Chronicles 6:24.

9. Azariah; the son of Oded,  2 Chronicles 15:1 called simply Oded in , was a remarkable prophet in the days of King Asa, and a contemporary of Azariah the son of Johanan the high priest, and of Hanani the seer. (B.C. 939).

10. Son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah.  2 Chronicles 21:2. (B.C.910).

11. Another son of Jehoshaphat, and brother of the preceding.  2 Chronicles 21:2.

12. In  2 Chronicles 22:6, Azariah is a clerical error for Ahaziah.

13. Son of Jeroham, one of the captains of Judah in the time of Athaliah.  2 Chronicles 23:1.

14. The high priest in the reign of Uzziah king of Judah. The most memorable event of his life is that which is recorded in  2 Chronicles 26:17-20. (B.C. 810). Azariah was contemporary with Isaiah the prophet and with Amos and Joel.

15. Son of Johanan, one of the captains of Ephraim in the reign of Ahaz.  2 Chronicles 28:12.

16. A Kohathite, father of Joel, in the reign of Hezekiah.  2 Chronicles 29:12. (B.C. 726).

17. A Merarite, son of Jehalelel, in the time of Hezekiah.  2 Chronicles 29:12.

18. The high priest in the days of Hezekiah.  2 Chronicles 31:10;  2 Chronicles 31:13. He appears to have co operated zealously with the king in that thorough purification of the Temple and restoration of the Temple service, which was so conspicuous a feature in his reign. He succeeded Urijah, who was high priest in the reign of Ahaz.

19. Son of Maaseiah who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah.  Nehemiah 3:23-24. (B.C. 446-410).

20. One of the leaders of the children of the province who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel.  Nehemiah 7:7.

21. One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in instructing the people in the knowledge of the law.  Nehemiah 8:7.

22. One of the priests who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah  Nehemiah 10:2 and probably the same with the Azariah who assisted in the dedication of the city wall.  Nehemiah 12:33.

23.  Jeremiah 13:2. (Jezaniah).

24. The original name of Abednego.  Daniel 1:6;  Daniel 1:7;  Daniel 1:11;  Daniel 1:19. He appears to have been of the seed-royal of Judah. (B.C. 603).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [2]

AZARIAH . 1 . King of Judah; see Uzziah. 2 .   2 Chronicles 22:6 for Abaziah . 3 .   2 Chronicles 15:1-8 a prophet, son of Oded, who met Asa’s victorious army at Mareshah, and urged them to begin and persevere in a religious reform. 4 . High priest in the reign of Solomon (  1 Kings 4:2 ). 5 .   1 Chronicles 6:10 ,   Ezra 7:3 , father of Amariah, who was high priest under Jehoshaphat. 6 . High priest in the reign of Uzziah (  2 Chronicles 26:16-20 ); he withstood and denounced the king when he presumptuously attempted to usurp the priests’ office of burning incense upon the altar. 7 . High priest in the reign of Hezekiah (  2 Chronicles 3:10;   2 Chronicles 3:13 ). 8 .   1 Chronicles 6:13-14 ,   Ezra 7:1 ( Ezerias ,   Esther 8:1  Esther 8:1; Azarias , 2E  Esther 1:1 ), son of Hilkiah the high priest. 9 .   1 Kings 4:5 , a son of Nathan, who ‘was over the officers’ (  1 Kings 4:7 ). 10 .   1 Chronicles 2:8 , son of Ethan whose wisdom was surpassed by that of Solomon (  1 Kings 4:31 ). 11 .   1 Chronicles 2:38 , a man of Judah who had Egyptian blood in his veins (  1 Chronicles 2:34 ). 12 .   1 Chronicles 6:36 , a Kohathite Levite (called Uzziah in   1 Chronicles 6:24 ). 13 . 14 .   2 Chronicles 21:2 , Azariah and Azariahu , two of the sons of Jehoshaphat. 15. 16 .   2 Chronicles 23:1 , Azariah and Azariahu , two of the five ‘captains of hundreds’ who assisted Jehoiada in the restoration of Joash. 17 .   2 Chronicles 28:12 , one of those who supported the prophet Oded when he rebuked the army of Israel for purposing to enslave the captives of Judah. 18. 19 .   2 Chronicles 29:12 , two Levites, a Kohathite and a Merarite. 20 .   Nehemiah 3:23 , one of those who repaired the wall of Jerusalem. 21 .  Nehemiah 7:7 (called Seraiah,   Ezra 2:2; Zacharias , 1E  Esther 5:8 ), one of the twelve leaders of Israel who returned with Zerubbabel. 22 .  Nehemiah 8:7 ( Azarias , 1Es 9:48 ), one of those who helped the Levites to ‘cause the people to understand the law.’ 23 .  Jeremiah 43:2 , son of Hoshaiah (the Maacathite,   Jeremiah 40:8 ), also called Jezaniah (  Jeremiah 40:8 ,   Jeremiah 42:1 ) and Jaazaniah (  2 Kings 25:23 ). He was one of the ‘captains of the forces’ who joined Gedaliah at Mizpah. 24 . The Heb. name of Abednego (  Daniel 1:6-7;   Daniel 1:11;   Daniel 1:19;   Daniel 2:17 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [3]

("whom Jehovah helps".) (See Uzziah ), like in sense to Eleazar = whom God ( Εl ) helps, and to Lazarus

1.  1 Chronicles 2:8.

2. Son of Ahimaaz ( 1 Chronicles 6:9), succeeded Zadok his grandfather in the high priesthood in Solomon's reign, Ahimaaz having died before Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 6:10, the "he" refers to the Azariah in  1 Chronicles 6:9). He officiated at the consecration of Solomon's temple, and was the first high priest that ministered in it.

3. Isaiah's contemporary, who with fourscore priests withstood so faithfully king Uzziah when burning in. tense ( 2 Chronicles 26:17-20).

4. Grandson of the Azariah 2, high priest under Abijah and Asa, as Amariah his son was in the days of Jehoshaphat son of Asa.

5. Azariah, son of Oded, also called simply Oded, a prophet along with Hanani; encouraged Asa in his religious reformation ( 2 Chronicles 15:1-8).

6. Chief priest of the house of Zadok, in Hezekiah's reign, who appointed chambers in the house of the Lord for storing the tithes and offerings, on which were dependent the attendance of the priests at the temple services ( Nehemiah 10:35-39;  Nehemiah 12:27-80;  Nehemiah 12:44-47;  2 Chronicles 31:10-13).

7.  1 Chronicles 6:13;  Ezra 7:1;  2 Kings 25:18.

8. Hebrew name of (See Abednego ( Daniel 1:6-19;  Daniel 1:3); of the seed royal of Judah; fulfilling the prophecy to Hezekiah ( Isaiah 39:5-7); famed for beauty, wisdom, above all faithfulness unto death, and for his miraculous deliverance from the furnace.

9.  2 Chronicles 21:2.

10. Several others:  1 Chronicles 6:36 = Ezra,  1 Chronicles 9:11;  Nehemiah 3:23-24;  Nehemiah 8:7;  2 Chronicles 29:12;  2 Chronicles 28:12; compare  Jeremiah 43:2;  Nehemiah 12:32-33;  1 Chronicles 2:38-39; Azariah whose name proves that the genealogy in  1 Chronicles 2:36-41 was made in Hezekiah's reign, for Azariah ( 1 Chronicles 2:38) appears from  2 Chronicles 23:1;  2 Chronicles 24:1, to have been captain when Joash was seven years old, i.e. about one generation elder than Joash. After Azariah in that genealogy are six generations, ending with Elishama; and from Joash to Hezekiah also six; therefore Elishama was contemporary with Hezekiah. Zabad in  1 Chronicles 2:36-37 (compare  1 Chronicles 11:41) was contemporary of David.

11. Uzziah, meaning much the same, the might of Jehovah ( 2 Kings 14:21;  2 Kings 15:1-6).

Morrish Bible Dictionary [4]

A name common in the priestly family especially of Eleazar.

1. Descendant of Zadok.  1 Kings 4:2 .

2. Son of Nathan, over the officers.  1 Kings 4:5 .

3. Son of Amaziah king of Judah. See UZZIAH.

4. Son of Ethan, descendant of Judah.  1 Chronicles 2:8 .

5. Son of Jehu.  1 Chronicles 2:38,39 .

6. Son of Ahimaaz and grandson of Zadok.  1 Chronicles 6:9 .

7. Son of Johanan, descendant of Zadok, apparently the first high priest who ministered in Solomon's temple.  1 Chronicles 6:10,11 .

8. Son of Hilkiah the high priest in the time of Josiah.  1 Chronicles 6:13,14;  1 Chronicles 9:11;  Ezra 7:1 .

9. Son of Zephaniah, descendant of Kohath.  1 Chronicles 6:36 .

10. Prophet, son of Oded, sent by God to encourage Asa to seek the Lord.  2 Chronicles 15:1 .

11,12. Two of the sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.  2 Chronicles 21:2 .

13. Son of Jehoram,  2 Chronicles 22:6 : also called Ahaziah q.v.

14,15. Two of the captains who aided Jehoiada to place Joash on the throne.  2 Chronicles 23:1 .

16. The high priest who hindered Uzziah king of Judah from burning incense in the temple.  2 Chronicles 26:17,20 .

17. One of the 'heads' of the tribe of Ephraim who objected to the bringing into Samaria the captives from Judah.  2 Chronicles 28:12 .

18. Father of Joel, a Kohathite.  2 Chronicles 29:12

19. Son of Jehalelel, a Merarite  2 Chronicles 29:12 .

20. Priest of the family of Zadok in the time of Hezekiah.  2 Chronicles 31:10 .

21. One mentioned in the genealogy of Ezra.  Ezra 7:3 .

22. Son of Maaseiah : he repaired a portion of the wall of Jerusalem.  Nehemiah 3:23,24 .

23. One who returned from exile,  Nehemiah 7:7 : supposed, as in the margin , to be the same as SERAIAHin  Ezra 2:2 .

24. One who assisted in the reading of the law under Ezra.  Nehemiah 8:7 .

25. One of the priests who sealed the covenant.  Nehemiah 10:2 .

26. A prince of Judah who took part in the procession when the wall of Jerusalem was to be purified.  Nehemiah 12:33 .

27. Son of Hoshaiah: he charged Jeremiah with prophesying falsely.  Jeremiah 43:2 .

28. One carried away with Daniel to Babylon, probably of the seed royal: his name was changed to Abed-Nego q.v.   Daniel 1:6-19;  Daniel 2:17 .

Holman Bible Dictionary [5]

 1 Kings 4:2 1 Kings 4:2 1 Chronicles 6:9 2 Samuel 15:27 1 Kings 4:2  1 Kings 4:5 1 Kings 4:7-19 4 1 Chronicles 2:8 5 1 Chronicles 2:38-39 6 1 Chronicles 6:10 7 1 Chronicles 6:13-14 Ezra 7:1 1 Chronicles 6:36 1 Chronicles 6:24 9 1 Chronicles 9:11 2 Chronicles 15:1-8 11 2 Chronicles 21:2 Prayer of Azariah 12 2 Chronicles 22:6 2 Kings 8:29 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 15 2 Chronicles 28:5-15 16 2 Chronicles 29:12-19 17 2 Chronicles 29:12-19 2 Chronicles 31:10-13 19 Ezra 7:3 Nehemiah 3:23 21 Nehemiah 7:7 Ezra 2:2 22 Nehemiah 8:7 23 Nehemiah 10:2 24 Nehemiah 12:33 Daniel 1:7 Daniel 4:1-30 Jeremiah 42:1-43:7 Jeremiah 42:1

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [6]

or UZZIAH, king of Judah, son of Amaziah. He began to reign at the age of sixteen years, and reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem; his mother's name being Jecholiah, 2 Kings 15. Azariah did that which was right in the sight of the Lord; nevertheless he did not destroy the high places; and, against the express prohibition of God, the people continued to sacrifice there. Having taken upon him to offer incense in the temple, which office belonged entirely to the priests, he was struck with a leprosy, and continued without the city, separated from other men until the day of his death, 2 Chronicles 26. Josephus says, that upon this occasion a great earthquake happened; and that the temple opening at the top, a ray of light darted upon the king's forehead, the very moment he took the censer into his hand, and he instantly became a leper; nay, that the earthquake was so very violent, that it tore in sunder a mountain west of Jerusalem, and rolled one half of it over and over to the distance of four furlongs, till at length it was stopped by another mountain which stood over against it; but choked up the highway, and covered the king's gardens with dust. This is what Josephus adds to the history related in the Chronicles; but the truth of it may be justly suspected. We know, indeed, that there was a very great earthquake in the reign of Uzziah; for  Amos 1:1 , and  Zechariah 14:5 , make mention of it: however, it is not certain that it happened at the very time that Uzziah took upon him to offer incense.

During the time that Uzziah was a leper, his son Jotham, as his father's viceroy, took the public administration upon himself, and succeeded him after his death, which happened in the fifty-second year of his reign. A.M. 3246. He was not buried in the royal sepulchre; but in the same field, at some distance, on account of his leprosy.

The first part of Uzziah's reign was very successful: he obtained great advantages over the Philistines, Ammonites, and Arabians. He made additions to the fortifications at Jerusalem, and always kept an army on foot of three hundred and seven thousand men, and upwards, 2 Chronicles 26; and he had great magazines, well stored with all sorts of arms, as well offensive as defensive; and he was a great lover of agriculture.

People's Dictionary of the Bible [7]

Azariah ( Ăs-A-R Î'Ah ), Whom Jehovah Helps.  2 Kings 14:21. There are 24 persons of this name mentioned in the Old Testament. The most distinguished of them was Azariah (called also Uzziah), the son and successor of Amaziah, on the throne of Judah. He was, in many respects, an excellent king; but, being elated by his prosperity, he aspired to execute the office of a priest, and to offer incense in the temple. In this he was resisted by the priests, and while enraged by their interference, the leprosy broke out upon his forehead, and remained upon him until the day of his death; so that he was obliged to spend the latter part of his life in solitude.  2 Chronicles 26:21.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [8]

  • The son of Oded, a remarkable prophet in the days of Asa ( 2 Chronicles 15:1 ). He stirred up the king and the people to a great national reformation.

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Azariah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [9]

    A king of Judah,  2 Kings 15:1-7 . In  2 Chronicles 26:1-23 , and elsewhere, he is called Uzziah. He began to reign at sixteen years of age, B. C. 806. The first part of his reign was prosperous and happy; but afterwards, presuming to offer incense in the temple, he was smitten with leprosy, and continued a leper till his death,  2 Chronicles 26:16 -  23 . This name was very common among the Jews, and was borne by many briefly referred to in Scripture.

    Bridgeway Bible Dictionary [10]

    The Bible mentions almost thirty people who had the name Azariah. The only one who features prominently in the Bible story is the king of Judah who was more commonly known as Uzziah. For details see Uzziah .

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [11]

    (Hebrews Azaryah'. עֲזִרְיָה , Helped By Jehovah, answering to the German name Gottheef; also in the prolonged form Azarya'Hu, עֲזרְיָהוּ .  1 Kings 4:2;  1 Kings 4:5;  2 Kings 15:6;  2 Kings 15:8;  2 Chronicles 15:1;  2 Chronicles 21:2;  2 Chronicles 22:6;  2 Chronicles 23:1;  2 Chronicles 26:17;  2 Chronicles 26:20;  2 Chronicles 28:12;  2 Chronicles 29:12;  2 Chronicles 31:10;  2 Chronicles 31:13; Sept. Ἀζαρίας and Ἀζαρία ), a very common name among the Hebrews, and hence borne by a considerable number of persons mentioned in Scripture, especially in the families of the priests of the line of Eleazar, whose name has precisely the same meaning as Azariah. It is nearly identical and is often confounded with Ezra, as well as with Zerahiah and Seraiah. (See Azarias).

    1. Apparently the only son of Ethan, the grandson of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:8). B.C. 1856.

    2. A son of Jehu and father of Helez, of the tribe of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:38-39). B.C. post 1046.

    3. A person named as son of the high-priest Zadok, and an officer in the cabinet of Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:2). B.C. cir. 1000. He is perhaps the same, however, with No. 6 below.

    4. A son of Nathan and captain of King Solomon's guards ( 1 Kings 4:5). B.C. cir. 1000.

    5. A prophet who met King Asa on his return from a great victory over the Cushite king Zerah ( 2 Chronicles 15:1, where he is called the son of Oded, but Oded simply in  2 Chronicles 15:8). See AsA. B.C. 939. He powerfully stirred up the spirit of Asa, and of the people of Judah and Benjamin, in a brief but pithy prophecy, which has been preserved, to put away all idolatrous worship, and to restore the altar of the one true God before the porch of the Temple. Great numbers of Israelites from Ephraim, and Manasseh, and Simeon, and all Israel, joined in the national reformation, to the great strengthening of the kingdom; and a season of rest and great prosperity ensued.

    6. A high-priest, son of Ahimaaz and father (grandfather) of Johanan ( 1 Chronicles 6:9), perhaps the father of Amariah, who lived under Jehoshaphat, king of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 19:11). B.C. ante 912. (See High-Priest).

    7. One of the sons of king Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 21:2, where the name is repeated, as if he had two sons of this name). B.C. post 912.

    8. Otherwise called AHAZIAH (See Ahaziah) (q.v.), king of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 22:6).

    9. A son of Jeroham, who joined Jehoiada in his pious efforts to restore the worship of the Temple, and put down the usurpation of Athaliah ( 2 Chronicles 23:1). B.C.877.

    10. A son of Obed, another "captain of a hundred," who joined Jehoiada in the same enterprise ( 2 Chronicles 23:1). B.C. 877.

    11. A person named as son of Johanan and father of another Amariah, a high-priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:10-11), whom some suppose the same as Zechariah son of Jehoiada, who was killed in the reign of Joash of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 24:20-22). In  Ezra 7:3, either his or a former person's father is called Mesaroth. B C. cir. 809. (See High-Priest). From the date he appears to be the same with the high-priest who opposed King Uzziah (q.v.) in offering incense to Jehovah ( 2 Chronicles 26:17;  2 Chronicles 26:20). B.C. 781. 12. Otherwise called UZZIAH (See Uzziah) (q.v.), king of Judah, ( 2 Kings 14:21;  2 Kings 15:1;  2 Kings 15:6-8;  2 Kings 15:17;  2 Kings 15:23;  2 Kings 15:27;  1 Chronicles 3:12, etc.).

    13. A son of Johanan and chief of the tribe of Ephraim, one of those that protested against enslaving their captive brethren of Jerusalem during the reign of Ahaz ( 2 Chronicles 28:12). B.C. 739.

    14. A Levite, son of Zephaniah and father of Joel ( 1 Chronicles 6:36). In  1 Chronicles 6:24 he is called UZZIAH, the son of Uriel and father of Shaul. It appears from  2 Chronicles 29:12, that his son Joel lived under Hezekiah. B.C. ante 726.

    15. A high-priest in the time of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 31:10;  2 Chronicles 31:13). B.C. 726. He seems to be the same incorrectly called Ahitub in  1 Chronicles 6:11-12. He appears to have co-operated zealously with the king in that throrough purification of the Temple and restoration of the Temple services which was so conspicuous an event in Hezekiah's reign. He especially interested himself in providing chambers in the house of the Lord in which to stow the tithes, and offerings, and consecrated things for the use of the priests and Levites, and in appointing overseers to have the charge of them. As the attendance of priests and Levites and the maintenance of the Temple services depended entirely upon the supply of such offerings, whenever the people neglected them the priests and Levites were forced to disperse themselves to their villages, and so the house of God was deserted (comp.  Nehemiah 10:35-39;  Nehemiah 12:27-30;  Nehemiah 12:44-47).

    16. The son of Hilkiah and father of Seraiah, which latter was the last high- priest before the captivity ( 1 Chronicles 6:13-14;  1 Chronicles 9:11;  Ezra 7:1;  Ezra 7:3). B.C. cir. 600.

    17. One of the " proud men" who rebuked Jeremiah for advising the people that remained in Palestine after the expatriation to Babylon not to retire into Egypt, and who took the prophet himself and Baruch along with them to that country ( Jeremiah 43:2-7). B.C. 587.

    18. The Hebrew name of ABEDNEGO (See Abednego) (q.v.), one of Daniel's three friends who were cast into the fiery furnace ( Daniel 1:7;  Daniel 3:9). He appears to have been of the royal lineage of Judah, and for this reason selected, with Daniel and his two other companions, for Nebuchadnezzar's especial service. The three children, as they were called, were remarkable for their beauty, and wisdom, and knowledge, and intelligence. They were no less remarkable for their piety, their strict adherence to the law of Moses, and the steadfast ness of their faith, even in the face of death, and their wonderful deliverance. B.C. 603. (See Daniel).

    19 One of the nobles who returned from Babylon ( Nehemiah 7:7;  Nehemiah 12:33), and joined in the oath of fidelity to the law ( Nehemiah 10:2), and assisted in interpreting it to the people ( Nehemiah 8:7). His father's name was Maaseiah, and he repaired that part of the wall of Jerusalem opposite his house ( Nehemiah 3:23-24). In  Ezra 2:2, he is called Seraiah. BC 446-410.

    International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [12]

    az - a - rı̄´a עזריהוּ , ‛ăzaryāhū and עזריה , ‛ăzaryāh , "Yahweh has helped"):

    (1) King of Judah. See Uzziah .

    (2) A J udahite of the house of Ethan the Wise ( 1 Chronicles 2:8 ).

    (3) The son of Jehu, descended from an Egyptian through the daughter of Sheshan ( 1 Chronicles 2:38 ).

    (4) A son of Ahimaaz and grandson of Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 6:9 ).

    (5) A son of Zadok the high priest and an official of Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:2 ).

    (6) A high priest and son of Johanan ( 1 Chronicles 6:10 ).

    (7) A L evite, ancestor of Samuel, and Heman the singer ( 1 Chronicles 6:36 ).

    (8) A son of Nathan and captain of Solomon's tax collectors ( 1 Kings 4:5 ).

    (9) A prophet in the reign of King Asa; his father's name was Oded ( 2 Chronicles 15:1-8 ).

    (10 and 11) Two sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 21:2 ).

    (12) King of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 22:6 , called Ahaziah in  2 Chronicles 22:1 ).

    (13) A son of Jeroham, who helped to overthrow Athaliah, and place Joash on the throne ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 ).

    (14) A son of Johanan and a leading man of Ephraim, mentioned in connection with the emancipated captives taken by Pekah ( 2 Chronicles 28:12 ).

    (15) A L evite of the family of Merari, who took part in cleansing the temple in the days of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 29:12 ).

    (16) A high priest who rebuked King Uzziah for arrogating to himself priestly functions ( 2 Chronicles 26:16-20 ).

    (17) The father of Seraiah and son of Hilkiah ( 1 Chronicles 6:13 f).

    (18) A son of Hoshaiah, and a bitter enemy of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 43:2 ).

    (19) One of the royal captives taken to Babylon, whose name was changed to Abed-nego ( Daniel 1:7 ).

    (20) The son of Maaseiah, who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 3:23 f).

    (21) A L evite who assisted Ezra to expound the Law ( Nehemiah 8:7 ).

    (22) A priest who sealed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:2 ).

    (23) A prince of Judah mentioned in connection with the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 12:32 f).

    Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [13]

    Azari´ah (whom Jehovah aids), a very common name among the Hebrews, and hence borne by a considerable number of persons mentioned in Scripture.

    1. Azariah, a high-priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:9), perhaps the same with Amariah, who lived under Jehoshaphat king of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 19:11), about B.C. 896.

    2. Azariah, son of Johanan, a high-priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:10), whom some suppose the same as Zechariah, son of Jehoiada, who was killed B.C. 840 ( 2 Chronicles 24:20-22).

    3. Azariah, the high-priest who opposed king Uzziah in offering incense to Jehovah ( 2 Chronicles 26:17).

    4. Azariah, a high-priest in the time of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 31:10).

    5. Azariah, the father of Seraiah, who was the last high-priest before the Captivity ( 1 Chronicles 6:14).

    6. Azariah, son of the high-priest Zadok; but it is uncertain if he succeeded his father ( 1 Kings 4:2).

    7. Azariah, captain of King Solomon's guards ( 1 Kings 4:5).

    8. Azariah, otherwise called Uzziah, king of Judah [UZZIAH].

    9. Azariah, a prophet who met king Asa on his return from a great victory over the Cushite king Zerah ( 2 Chronicles 23:1) [ASA].

    10. Azariah, a person to whom the high-priest Jehoiada made known the secret of the existence of the young prince Joash, and who assisted in placing him on the throne ( 2 Chronicles 15:1).

    11. Azariah, one of the two sons of king Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 21:2).

    12. Azariah, one of the 'proud men' who rebuked Jeremiah for advising the people that remained in Palestine, after the expatriation to Babylon, not to retire into Egypt; and who took the prophet himself and Baruch along with them to that country ( Jeremiah 43:2-7).

    13. Azariah, the Chaldean name of Abednego, one of Daniel's three friends who were cast into the fiery furnace ( Daniel 1:7;  Daniel 1:19).