🔼The name Azrikam in the Bible
There are four men named Azrikam in the Bible:
- One Azrikam, son of Neariah, son of Shemaiah, is mentioned among the descendants of king Solomon (1 Chronicles 3:23).
- Another Azrikam is a son of Azel of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38).
- Next is the grandfather of Shemaiah who returned with the second wave from Babylon (1 Chronicles 9:14, Nehemiah 11:15).
- And finally there's Azrikam the chief of staff of king Ahaz, who was slain by Zichri the mighty-man of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 28:7).
🔼Etymology of the name Azrikam
The name Azrikam consists of two elements. The first part comes from the Hebrew verb עזר (azar), meaning to help or support:
The second part of the name Azrikam comes from the verb קום (qum), meaning to rise up or stand:
For a meaning of the name Azrikam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads My Help Has Arisen. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names assumes that the rising part has to do with the rising of or against an enemy and reads Help Against An Enemy. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer a translation.