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Hazaiah meaning

חזיה
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🔼The name Hazaiah in the Bible

There's only one Hazaiah in the Bible. He is the great-grandfather of a man named Maaseiah, who was among the men of Judah who repeopled Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian exile (Nehemiah 11:5).

🔼Etymology of the name Hazaiah

The name Hazaiah consists of two elements, the final one being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The first part of our name comes from the verb חזה (haza I), meaning to look or see:

🔼Hazaiah meaning

For a meaning of the name Hazaiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Has Seen and BDB Theological Dictionary has the similar Yah Hath Seen. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Seen Of The Lord, and adds "i.e. watched over by Him".

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