🔼The name Azzur in the Bible
There are three men named Azzur in the Bible:
- There's one Azzur among the Levitical signers of the Ezraic covenant (Nehemiah 10:17).
- Another Azzur is the father of Hananiah, a false prophet who proclaims his own ideas and pretends they came from God. This man dies because of that (Jeremiah 28:1).
- The third Azzur is the father of Jaazaniah, who Ezekiel sees in a vision (Ezekiel 11:1, spelled עזר).
🔼Etymology of the name Azzur
The name Azzur is a derivation from the root-verb עזר (azar), meaning to help or support:
For a meaning of the name Azzur, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Helpful and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Helper.