🔼The name Azaz: Summary
- From the verb עזז ('azaz), to be strong.
🔼The name Azaz in the Bible
There's only one Azaz in the Bible, and he's the father of Bela of the tribe of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:8). Since he's only mentioned here, we don't know what became of him.
🔼Etymology of the name Azaz
The name Azaz is a direct derivation of the verb עזז ('azaz), meaning to be strong:
The verb עזז ('azaz) means to be strong. Adjective עז ('az) means strong, mighty or fierce and adjective עזוז ('izzuz) means mighty or powerful. Nouns עז ('oz) and עזוז ('ezuz) mean strength, might or fierceness.
Noun עזניה ('ozniya) denotes some kind of bird of prey (this word may actually be a convenient import from another language) and noun עז ('ez) denotes a she-goat (this word may actually derive from a verb that means to be wayward or perhaps strong-headed).
Verb עוז ('uz) means to bring into refuge or to seek safety. Noun מעוז (ma'oz) describes a place or agent of safety.
For a meaning of the name Azaz, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Strong. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Strength.