Azrikam (Az´ri-kuhm; Heb., “my help arises”)

1 A descendant of Zerubbabel and in the lineage of the kings of Judah through David (1Chr 3:23). 2 The son of Azel and descendant of Saul’s son Jonathan (1Chr 8:38). 3 A Levite, the grandfather of Shemaiah, a resident of postexilic Jerusalem (1Chr 9:14). 4 The overseer of the royal household of King Ahaz of Judah; he was assassinated along with the king’s son and his chief of state by Zichri in conjunction with a coordinated attack against Judah by King Pekah of the Northern Kingdom, Israel, and Rezin, king of Syria (2Chr 28:7).

1Chr 3:23

23The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three.

1Chr 8:38

38Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; all these were the sons of Azel.

1Chr 9:14

Levitical Families
14Of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;

2Chr 28:7

7And Zichri, a mighty warrior of Ephraim, killed the king's son Maaseiah, Azrikam the commander of the palace, and Elkanah the next in authority to the king.

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