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Ezri meaning

עזרי

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🔼The name Ezri in the Bible

The name Ezri is a rare variant of the very popular name-group that all have to do with the Hebrew verb עזר (azar), meaning to help or support. The name Ezri is mentioned only once in the Bible, in 1 Chronicles 27:26. He is a son of Chelub and one of King David's overseers. Ezri's job is to manage the farmers. In effect, he was King David's minister of agriculture.

🔼Etymology of the name Ezri

The core of it consists of the verb עזר ('azar), meaning to supply someone or some body of people with essential help or support:

🔼Ezri meaning

The difference between the name Ezri and the other names of the "help"-stock is the post-fixed letter yod. And there are two ways of looking at this yod:

The yod of Ezri can be seen as a possessive yod, giving to the name Ezri the meaning My Help, as is preferred by the learned body of scholars who gave us the NOBSE Study Bible Name List.

The post-fixed yod can also be a remnant of the Divine name יהוה (YHWH), or Yahweh. That way the name Ezri means God Helps, or Help Of The Lord, as is proposed by Alfred Jones, who gave us the Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names.