🔼The name Jaaziel in the Bible
The name Jaaziel occurs just once in the Bible. Jaaziel is a second rank Levitical musician who played during the Ark's transport from the house of Obed-edom of Gath to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:18).
🔼Etymology of the name Jaaziel
Where the first part of the name Jaaziel comes from is not agreed upon. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names believes it has to do with a Arabic verb meaning to comfort.
NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary and probably anyone among a Hebrew audience believe the name Jaaziel to come from the verb עזז ('azaz), meaning to be strong:
For a meaning of the name Jaaziel, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He Is Comforted Of God. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Strengthens. BDB Theological Dictionary reports that the name Jaaziel is probably an error for the name Uzziel, takes the intermediate yod to be possessive, and reads My Strength Is El.