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(ay' zehl) Personal and place name meaning, “noble.” 1. Descendant of Saul in tribe of Benjamin and father of six sons (1 Chronicles 8:37-38 ). 2 . Unclear word in Hebrew text of Zechariah 14:5 which may be a place name, perhaps near Jerusalem, or a preposition meaning “near to,” “beside,” or a noun meaning, “the side.” Translations vary: “Azal” (KJV, NRSV), “the other side” (TEV), “Azel” (NAS, NIV), “the side of it” (RSV).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Azel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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