Azzur (Az´uhr; Heb., “helped”)

1 One of those who signed the postexilic covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:17). 2 The father of Hananiah, the false prophet who challenged Jeremiah (Jer 28:1). 3 The father of Jaazariah, a corrupt leader seen by Ezekiel in a vision (Ezek 11:1).

Opposite: The weather god Baal holding a lance in his left hand with branches that may represent lightning; from a fourteenth-century BCE stele from the Temple of Baal at Ras-Shamra. Opposition to the worship of Baal is a persistent theme in the OT.

Neh 10:17

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Jer 28:1

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Ezek 11:1

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