az-a-zi'-a `azazyahu, "Yahweh is strong," or "strengthens"):
(1) A Levite musician who participated in the services held on the return of the ark to Jerusalem (1Ch 15:21). His name is omitted from the list in 1Ch 15:18.
(2) Father of Hoshea, who was the leader of Ephraim at the time that David enumerated the people (1Ch 27:20).
(3) A Levite who had charge of the offerings brought to the temple in the days of Hezekiah (2Ch 31:13).