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(az may' beth) Personal and place name meaning, “strong as death” or “death is strong.” 1. Member of David's elite 30 military heroes (2 Samuel 23:31 ). He lived in Barhum or perhaps Baharum (NRSV). See 1 Chronicles 8:36 ). 3 . Father of two of David's military leaders (1 Chronicles 12:3 ), probably identical with 1. above. 4. The treasurer of David's kingdom (1 Chronicles 27:25 ). He, too, may be identical with 1. above. 5. A city probably the same as Beth-azmaveth. See Ezra 2:24 ). Levites on the Temple staff as singers lived there. It apparently is near Jerusalem, perhaps modern Hizmeh, five miles northeast of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:29 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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

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