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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Uzza', עֻזּא , strength), the name of three Hebrews. (See UZZAH).

1. (Sept. Ἀζά ;-Vulg. Oza.) First named of the two sons of Ehud the Benjamite, born to him after the removal of his former children (1 Chronicles 8:7). B.C. ante 1612. (See SHAHARAIM).

2. (Sept. Ο᾿ζά ; Vulg. Aza.) Apparently the proprietor of a garden in which Manasseh and Amon were buried (2 Kings 21:18; 2 Kings 21:26). B.C. ante 642. See below.

3. (Sept. Ἀζά v. . Ἀζώ, Ἀζί, etc.; Vulg. Aza.) The head of a family of Nethinim who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 3 49; Nehemiah 7:51). B.C. ante 536.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Uzza'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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