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Uzal meaning

אוזל
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🔼The name Uzal in the Bible

The name Uzal occurs twice in the Bible; once as the name of a man and once as the name of a city:

  • The first mentioned Uzal is one of many sons Joktan, the brother of Peleg; the patriarchs of the Great Shemite Divide (Genesis 10:27). Peleg is the ancestor of Abraham. The Joktanites are the last mentioned Shemite generation before the tower of Babel is built.
  • The name Uzal is also applied to a city or a region mentioned by Ezekiel (27:19), although not every translation of the Bible agrees with that. See our article on the name Vedan for the details.

🔼Etymology of the name Uzal

The name Uzal looks like it has to do with the verb אזל (azal) meaning to go away, about:

🔼Uzal meaning

The name Uzal means Take Off or Vanish. For a meaning of the name Uzal, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Going To And Fro. NOBSE Study Bible Name List does not translate.

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