🔼The name Hazo: Summary
- Seer, Vision, Breast
- From the verb חזה (haza), to see or have [a] vision.
🔼The name Hazo in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Hazo
The name Hazo comes from the root group חזה (hzh I & II):
The verb חזה (haza) means to see or behold. Noun חזה (hozeh) means seer or visionary. Nouns חזות (hazot), חזות (hazut), חזיון (hizzayon) and מחזה (mahazeh) mean vision, anything between the mere act of seeing to experiencing a prophetic apparition. The noun מחזה (meheza) literally describes a place or instrument of vision and is the word for window.
It may be that the verb חזה (haza) originated in the idea of being or looking forward, which would explain the noun חזה (hazeh), which describes the breast of an animal. It may also be that this noun derives from a second verb חזה (haza), to be in front.
For the meaning of the name Hazo, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Seer, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Vision. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate the name Hazo but lists it under the second root, suggesting it rather means (Sacrificial) Breast.