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Uzza meaning

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🔼The name Uzza in the Bible

The name Uzza occurs a few times in the Bible, most famously as the man who tried to stop the Ark from falling off a cart (1 Chronicles 13:7). He is a son of Abinadab and brother of Ahio. In the parallel text of 2 Samuel 6:6 his name is spelled עזה (Uzzah).

Other men named Uzza are:

  • A son of Gera of Benjamin and a brother of Ahihud (1 Chronicles 8:7).
  • A man who owns a garden that somehow belongs to the palace and in which king Manasseh is interred (2 Kings 21:18 — perhaps this Uzza is the same as king Uzziah, see 2 Chronicles 26:23).
  • A man mentioned among the Nethinim (temple servants) who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:49).

🔼Etymology of the name Uzza

The name Uzza comes from the Hebrew verb עזז ('azaz), generally meaning to be strong:

🔼Uzza meaning

For a meaning of the name Uzza both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Strength.

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