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Meaning and etymology of the name Uzzi
The name Uzzi is applied to six men in the Bible:
The son of Bukki, who is the son of Abishua, who is the son of Phinehas, who is the son of Eleazar, who was the son of Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam (1 Chronicles 6:5). This Uzzi is an ancestor of Ezra the reformer (Ezra 7:4);
The next Uzzi we meet is the first born son of Tola, the first born of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:2);
Then there is Uzzi, the first born son of Bela, the first born son of Benjamin. This Uzzi's brother is named Uzziel (1 Chronicles 7:7;
Others men named Uzzi are a Benjaminte (1 Chronicles 9:8), an overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:22), and a priestly family head (Nehemiah 12:19).
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names thinks that the name Uzzi is an abbreviated form of the name Uzziah, and that thus the letter yod upon which the name Uzzi ends is a remnant of the the appellative , Jah, which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton , YHWH, or Yahweh. Hence Jones translates the name Uzzi with Power Of The Lord.
NOBS Study Bible Name List doesn't agree with that and sees the final yod as a possessive, and reads My Strength.
In Hebrew, the Biblical name Uzzi is spelled the same as Uzi, the name of the notorious Israeli weapon.
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