Azzur (Az´uhr; Heb., “helped”)

1 One of those who signed the postexilic covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:17). 2 The father of Hananiah, the false prophet who challenged Jeremiah (Jer 28:1). 3 The father of Jaazariah, a corrupt leader seen by Ezekiel in a vision (Ezek 11:1).

Opposite: The weather god Baal holding a lance in his left hand with branches that may represent lightning; from a fourteenth-century BCE stele from the Temple of Baal at Ras-Shamra. Opposition to the worship of Baal is a persistent theme in the OT.

Neh 10:17

17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,

Jer 28:1

Hananiah Opposes Jeremiah and Dies
1In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the proph ... View more

Ezek 11:1

Judgment on Wicked Counselors
1The spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the house of the Lord, which faces east. There, at the entrance of the ... View more

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