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HEBREW: 2970 hynzay Ya'azanyah or whynzay Ya'azanyahuw
NAVE: Jaazaniah
Jaareshiah | Jaasiel | Jaasu | Jaaz-aniah | Jaazah | Jaazaniah | Jaazar | Jaazer | Jaaziah | Jaaziel | Jabal


In Bible versions:

son of "the Maacathite"; a militia leader under Gedaliah
the son of Jeremiah son of Habazziniah of the Rechabites
son of Shaphan; uncle to Gedaliah; an elder under Zedekiah
son of Azzur; leader of Jerusalem in Zedekiah's time

whom the Lord will hear


Strongs #02970: hynzay Ya'azanyah or whynzay Ya'azanyahuw

Jaazaniah = "Jehovah hears"

1) a Judean, son of the Maachathite, a captain of the Judean forces
who visited Gedaliah at Mizpah after Gedaliah had been appointed
governor of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar

2) son of Shaphan, an elder of Israel in the days of Ezekiel
3) son of Azur, one of the princes of the people against whom Ezekiel
was directed to prophesy
4) a Rechabite, son of Jeremiah the prophet

2970 Ya'azanyah yah-az-an-yaw'

or Ya.azanyahuw {yah-az-an-yaw'-hoo}; from 238 and 3050;
heard of Jah; Jaazanjah, the name of four Israelites:-
Jaazaniah. Compare 3153.
see HEBREW for 0238
see HEBREW for 03050
see HEBREW for 03153

Jaazaniah [NAVE]

1. Called also Jezaniah. A captain who joined Gedaliah at Mizpah, 2 Kin. 25:23; Jer. 40:8; 42:1.
2. A Rechabite, Jer. 35:3.
3. An idolatrous zealot, Ezek. 8:11.
4. A wicked prince of Judah, Ezek. 11:1-13.


(whom Jehovah hears).
  1. One of the captains of the forces who accompanied Hohanan ben-Kareah to pay his respects to Gedaliah at Mizpah, (2 Kings 25:23) and who appears afterwards to have assisted in recovering Ishmael?s prey from his clutches. Comp. (Jeremiah 41:11; 43:4,5) (B.C. 587.)
  2. Son of Shaphan. (Ezekiel 8:11) It is possible that he is identical with
  3. Son of Azur; one of the princes of the people against whom Ezekiel was directed to prophesy. (Ezekiel 11:1) (B.C. 593.)
  4. A Rechabite, son of Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 35:3) (B.C. 606.)


JAAZANIAH - ja-az-a-ni'-a (ya'azanyahu, in 2 Ki 25:23; Ezek 8:11; ya'azanyah, in Jer 35:3; Ezek 11:1, "Yah hears"):

(1) In 2 Ki 25:23, "son of the Maacathite," and one of the Judean "captains of the forces" who joined Gedaliah, the Babylonian governor appointed by Nebuchadrezzar over Judah, at Mizpah. He is the "Jezaniah" of Jer 40:8; 42:1. Though not mentioned by name, he was presumably one of those captains who joined Johnnan in his attack on Ishmael after the latter had slain Gedaliah (Jer 41:11-18). He is also the same as Azariah of Jer 43:2, a name read by the Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus in 42:1 also. Jer 43:5 relates how Johnnan and his allies, Jaazaniah (= Azariah) among them, left Judah with the remnant, and took up their abode in Egypt.

(2) In Jer 35:3, son of Jeremiah (not the prophet), and a chief of the Rechabite clansmen from whose "staunch adherence to the precepts of their ancestor" Jeremiah "points a lesson for his own countrymen" (Driver, Jeremiah, 215).

(3) In Ezek 8:11, son of Shaphan, and one of the seventy men of the ciders of Israel whom Ezekiel saw in a vision of Jerusalem offering incense to idols.

(4) In Ezek 11:1, son of Azzur, and one of the 25 men whom Ezekiel saw in his vision of Jerusalem, at the East door of the Lord's house, and against whose iniquity he was commanded to prophesy (11:1-13).

David Francis Roberts

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