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Uzziel

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[some Uzziel] (Heb. Uzziel', עֻזַּיאֵל, my strength is God, or perh. simply strength of God Uzziah [q.v.]; Sept. Ο᾿ζιήλ or Ο᾿ζειήλ, with some v.r.; Vulg. Oziel), the name of six Hebrews.

1. Third named of the five sons of Bela son of Benjamin, heads of valiant families (1 Chronicles 7:7). B.C. post 1874.

2. Last named of the four sons of Kohath (Exodus 6:18; 1 Chronicles 6:2), also father of four sons (Exodus 5:22; 1 Chronicles 23:12; 1 Chronicles 23:20; 1 Chronicles 24:24), and uncle of Aaron (Leviticus 10:4).B.C. ante 1658. His descendants were called after him (Numbers 3:19; Numbers 3:27; 1 Chronicles 26:23), Elizaphan being their chief in Moses time (Numbers 3:30), and Amminadab in David's (1 Chronicles 15:10).

3. Third named of the fourteen "sons" of Heman appointed by David as Levitical musicians (1 Chronicles 25:4); the same with AZAREEL (See AZAREEL) (q.v.) the head of the eleventh band of orchestral performers (1 Chronicles 25:18).

4. Second named of the two sons of Jeduthun among the Levites, who, in the days of king Hezekiah, took an active part in cleansing and sanctifying the Temple after all the pollutions introduced by Ahaz (2 Chronicles 29:14). B.C.726.

5. Last named of the four "sons" of Ishi, Simeonitish chieftains who, after the successful expedition of the tribe to the valley, of Gedor, went at the head of five hundred men, in the days of Hezekiah, to Mount Seir, and smote the remnant of the Amalekites who had survived the previous slaughter of Saul and David, and: took possession of their country, and dwelt there "unto this day" (1 Chronicles 14:42). B.C. cir. 712. 6. A "son of Hashaiah, of the goldsmiths," who repaired part of the walls of Jerusalem after the Captivity (Nehemiah 3:8). B.C. 446.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Uzziel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/u/uzziel.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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