🔼The name Azarel in the Bible
The name Azarel is surprisingly popular in the Bible. There are five men mentioned with the name Azarel, and that's without counting the three men named Azriel, which is a highly similar name, or the name Adriel, which is the Aramaic version.
The Azarels of the Bible are:
- A soldier listed among David's mighty-men (1 Chronicles 12:6);
- A son of Heman and musician of David (1 Chronicles 25:18, named Uzziel in v3).
- A son of Jeroham and chief of Israel's tribe of Dan (1 Chronicles 27:22).
- A son of Bani who divorced his foreign wife during the purge of Ezra (Ezra 10:41).
- A son of Ahzai mentioned among the kohanim instated after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:13 and 12:36).
🔼Etymology of the name Azarel
The name Azarel consists of two elements. The first part of the name comes from the root-verb עזר (azar), meaning to help or support:
For a meaning of the name Azarel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Has Helped, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Helped Of God, and BDB Theological Dictionary has El Hath Helped.