🔼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:
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.