az-a-ri'as Azarias and Azareias:

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(1) Azarias, who put away his "strange wife" (1 Esdras 9:21); compare Uzziah (Ezr 10:21).

(2) Azarias, who stood at the right side of Ezra when the law was read to the people (1 Esdras 9:43); omitted in Ezr 8:4.

(3) Azarias, who interpreted the law to the people (1 Esdras 9:48); compare Azariah (Ne 8:7).

(4) Azarias, a name assumed by the angel Raphael (Tobit 5:12; 6:6,13; 7:8; 9:2).


(5) Azarias, a general in the service of Judas Maccabee (1 Macc 5:18,56,60).

(6) Azarias, one of the three men thrown into the fiery furnace (The Song of the Three Children (Azariah) verses 2,66); compare Azariah (Da 1:6 ff; Da 2:17), Abed-nego (Da 1:7; 2:49; 3:12 ff).

A. L. Breslich

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