Azmaveth (Az´muh-veth; Heb., “death is strong”)

1 One of David’s fighting men (2Sam 23:31). 2 A Benjaminite, descendant of Saul’s son Jonathan (1Chr 8:36). 3 The father of Jaziel and Pelet, two of Saul’s kinsmen from Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag (1Chr 12:3). 4 The son of Adiel; overseer of the royal storehouses under King David (1Chr 27:25). 5 A small family group (“descendants of Azmaveth”) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:24). Some scholars see the variant Beth-azmaveth in a parallel list (Neh 7:28) as indicating a town where the returning exiles settled rather than a family group. 6 A village of the postexilic community; identified with the modern Ras-Dhukeir or El-Hizma, about five miles northeast of Jerusalem (Neh 12:29).

2Sam 23:31

31Abi-albon the Arbathite; Azmaveth of Bahurim;

1Chr 8:36

36Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; Zimri became the father of Moza.

1Chr 12:3

3The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, both sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; also Jeziel and Pelet sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu of Anathoth,

1Chr 27:25

Other Civic Officials
25Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth son of Adiel. Over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towe ... View more

Ezra 2:24

24The descendants of Azmaveth, forty-two.

Neh 7:28

28Of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two.

Neh 12:29

29also from Beth-gilgal and from the region of Geba and Azmaveth; for the singers had built for themselves villages around Jerusalem.

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