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Four of the world's most popular and accepted Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias* have been aggregated to form a list of over 4,500 subjects and proper names, each outlined with complete definitions, corresponding Scripture references and images (when available). Click the term of interest below to view it's full definition.

*Easton's Bible Dictionary" ("Illustrated Bible Dictionary") by Matthew George Easton, M.A., D.D., "Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible," written by Roswell D. Hitchcock, The "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia" (ISBE), and "Smith's Bible Dictionary".

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Aaron:  [ar'-un]  (teacher), The son of Amram and Jochebed and the older brother of Moses and Miriam. He was appointed...
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Aaronite(s):  [ar'-on-its]  The descendants of Aaron, and therefore priests. It is equivalent to the phrases sons of Aaron...
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Aaron's Rod:  [ar'-uns rod], At the command of God, Moses directed twelve...
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Abaddon:  [a-bad'-on]  The Hebrew name of the angel of the bottomless pit...
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Abagtha:  [a-bag'-tha]  One of seven eunuchs in the Persian court of Ahasuerus...
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Abana:  [ab'-a-na]  The chief river of Damascus. Its modern name is Barada...
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Abel:  [a'-bel]  (1)  Second son of Adam and Eve. Murdered by his brother Cain...
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Abiathar:  [a-bi'-a-thar ]  Son of Ahimelech the high priest. When his father was...
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Abijah:  [a-bi'-ja]  1. Son and successor of Rehoboam, King of Judah, also...
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Abimelech:  [a-bim'-e-lek]  1. A Philistine king of Gerar. Sarah was delivered...
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Abner:  [ab'-ner]  Son of Ner, who was the brother of Kish, the father of Saul...
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Abomination(s):  [a-bom-i-na'-shun]  This word is used symbolically of sin in...
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Abraham (Abram):  [a'-bra-ham]  Son of Terah and founder of the Hebrew...
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Absalom:  [ab'-sa-lom]  The third son of David by Maachah. His sister, Tamar...
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Accad:  [ak'-ad]  A city in the land of Shinar, close to the Euphrates and opposite Sippara. It was one of the cities of Nimrod's...
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Achaicus:  [a-ka'-i-kus]  A member of the church of Corinth who, with Fortunatus and Stephanas, visited the Apostle Paul...
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Achmetha:  [ak'-me-tha]  The capital of northern Media, also called Ecbatana. Here the palaces of the old Median monarchs...
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Acts, The Book of:  [akts]  the title now given to the fifth and last of the historical books of the New Testament. The author...
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Adadah:  [a-da'-da]  One of the cities in the extreme south of Judah, named with Dimonah and Kedesh...
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Adah:  [a'-da]  1. The first of the two wives of Lamech, by whom were borne to him Jabal and Jubal, 2. A Hittitess, one of the...
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Adaiah:  [a-da'-ya]  1. Maternal grandfather of King Josiah, and native of Boscath in the lowlands of Judah, 2. A Levite of the...
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Adalia:  [a-da-li'-a]  One of the ten sons of Haman who were put to death by the Jews (Esther 9:8)...
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Adam:  [ad'-am]  (red earth), The name given to the first man, whose creation, fall, subsequent history and that of his...
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Adullam:  [a-dul'-am]  1. A city of Judah in the lowland of the Shefelah, 2. The cave of Adullam, David's headquarters during...
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Adultery:  [a-dul'-ter-i]  Designated in Scripture as sexual intercourse of a man, whether married or unmarried, with a married...
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Agrippa:  [a-grip'-a]  Agrippa I, Grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and Bernice. Roman emperor Caligula...
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Agur:  [a'-gur]  Son of Jakeh, an unknown Hebrew sage, who uttered or collected the sayings recorded in Proverbs 30...
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Ahab:  [a'-hab]  (uncle), 1. Husband of Jezebel and son of Omri, whom he succeeded as the seventh king of Israel. 2. A lying...
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Ahasuerus:  [uh-haz-yoo-eer-uhs]  (prince), Three kings were designated this name in Scripture. 1. The father of Darius the...
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Ahaz:  [a'-haz]  1. Eleventh king of Judah, who reigned about 16 years. He introduced many heathen and idolatrous customs...
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Ahijah:  [a-hi'-ja]  1. A Son of Bela, 2. A son of Jerahmeel, 3. Son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, 4. One of David's heroes also...
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Ahimelech:  [a-him'-e-lek]  1. The father of David's high priest Abiathar and descendant of Eli. He gave David bread to eat...
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Ahithophel:  [a-hith'-o-fel]  A man greatly renowned for his sagacity among the Jews. At the time of the revolt from Absalom...
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Akrabbim:  [ak-rab'-im]  A pass between the south end of the Dead Sea and Zin, forming one of the landmarks on the south...
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Alleluia:  [hal-e-loo'-ya]  Praise ye the LORD. The literal meaning of hallelujah sufficiently indicates the character of the...
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Alphabet:  [al'-fa-bet]  A list of the elementary sounds used in any language. The Phoenician or Canaanite alphabet, was in...
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Amasa:  [a-ma'-sa]  1. Son of Abigail, a sister of king David. He joined in the rebellion of Absalom, was appointed commander...
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Amaziah:  [am-a-zi'-a]  1. A Levite, son of Hilkiah, descendants of Ethan the Merarite, 2. The son and successor of Joash...
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Amen:  [a-men']  True, that which is true or truth. A word used in strong asseverations, fixing, as it were, the stamp of truth...
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Ammi:  [am'-i]  A symbolic name given to Israel by the prophet Hosea, descriptive of Israel in the state of restoration...
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Ammon, Ammonite(s):  [am'-on]  A people descended from Ben-ammi, the son of Lot by his younger daughter. Israelites...
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Amnon:  [am'-non]  1. One of the sons of Shammai, of the children of Ezra, 2. The eldest son of David, by Ahinoam of Jezreel...
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Amon:  [a'-mon]  1. Governor of Samaria in the time of Ahab, 2. Fourteenth king of Judah, He restored idolatry and set up...
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Amorite(s):  [am'-o-rits]  One of the chief nations who possessed the land of Canaan before its conquest by the Israelites...
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Amos:  [a'-mos]  (burden), One of the twelve minor prophets. He was a native of Tekota and a man of humble birth. He...
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Amos, The Book of:  [a'-mos]  borne; a burden, one of the twelve minor prophets. He was a native of Tekota, the modern...
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Ananias:  [an-a-ni'-as]  A name common in the Old Testament. 1. High priest before whom Paul was brought in the...
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Andrew: [an'-droo]  (manly), One of the apostles of our Lord, brother of Simon Peter and a disciple of John the Baptist. He was...
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Antichrist, Anti-Christ:  [an'-ti-krist]  This term is employed by the apostle John alone in direct reference to the false Christs...
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Apostle(s):  [a-pos'-l]  (one sent forth), A person sent by another, a messenger, envoy. Generally used as designating the body...
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Arabah:  [ar'-a-ba]  The hollow depression through which the Jordan flows from the Lake of Galilee to the Dead Sea. It is now...
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Aram:  [a'-ram]  The name by which the Hebrews generally designated the country lying to the northeast of Palestine...
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Aristarchus:  [ar-is-tar'-kus]  A Thessalonian who accompanied Apostle Paul on his third missionary journey. He was with...
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Ark of the Covenant:  [ark uhv thuh kuv'-e-nant]  A chest of acacia wood overlaid with gold containing the two tables of law...
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Armoni:  [ar-mo'-ni]  The first-named of the two sons of Saul and Rizpah. He was delivered up to the Gibeonites by David...
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Arnon:  [ar'-non]  The river or torrent which formed the boundary between Moab and the Amorites, on the north of Moab. Now...
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Asahel:  [as'-a-hel]  1. Nephew of King David and son of his sister Zeruiah. Celebrated for his swiftness of foot, he was killed...
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Ashdod:  [ash'-dod]  A Philistine city, about midway between Gaza and Joppa and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It was...
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Asher:  [ash'-er]  1. The eighth son of Jacob. His mother was Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, 2. A town on the southern border of...
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Ashtaroth:  [ash'-ta-roth]  A city on the east of Jordan in Bashan, in the kingdom of Og. Named from worship of the goddess...
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Ashtoreth:  [ash'-to-reth]  The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature. She was their...
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Ashur:  [ash'-ur]  The posthumous son of Hezron by his wife Abiah. He became father or founder of the town of Tekoa...
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Assaphioth:  [a-za'-fi-oth]  The head of a family, which returned with Zerubbabel from captivity, called also the servants of...
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Asshur:  ['ashshur]  A great and powerful country lying on the Tigris, the capital of which was Nineveh. It derived its name...
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Assyria, Assyrian(s):  [uh'-seer-ee-uh]  A great and powerful country lying on the Tigris, the capital of which was Nineveh. It...
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Athaliah:  [ath-a-li'-a]  1. The daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah. Upon the death of her...
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Augustus, Julius Caesar:  [o-gus'-tus]  The first Roman emperor during whose reign Jesus Christ was born...
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Aven:  [a'-ven]  1. Bethel, or Beth-aven, i.e., the house of vanity, 2. The Egyptian Heliopolis or city of On, 3. the Syrian...
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Azael:  [az'-a-el]  Father of Jonathan, one of two chief investigators of foreign marriages...
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Azaelus:  [az-a-e'-lus]  Azaelus, son of Ezora, put away his strange wife...
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Azal:  [a'-zal]  A place near the western extremity of the valley near Jerusalem. The name occurs only in the Book of...
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Azaliah:  [az-a-li'-a]  A son of Meshullam and father of Shaphan the scribe, famous in connection with the discovery of the law...
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Azaniah:  [az-a-ni'-a]  The father or immediate ancestor of Jeshua the Levite, in the time of Nehemiah.
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Azaphion:  [a-za'-fi-on]  The head of a family, which returned with Zerubbabel from captivity, called also the servants of...
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Azara:  [az'-a-ra]  The sons of Asara, temple-servants who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel.
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Azarael, Azara-el:  [a-za'-ra-el]  1. A Korahite who entered the army of David, 2. A musician in the temple appointed by lot...
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Azaraias:  [az-a-ra'-yas]  An ancestor of Ezra. Compare with Seraiah...
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Azareel, Azare-el:  [a-zar'-e-el]  1. A Korhite who joined David in his retreat, 2. A Levite musician, 3. Son of Jeroham, and...
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Azarel:  [az'-a-rel]  1. A Korahite who entered the army of David, 2. A musician in the temple appointed by lot, 3. A captain of...
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Azariah:  [az-a-ri'-a]  A common name in Hebrew, and especially in the families of the priests of the line of Eleazar. It is nearly...
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Azarias:  [az-a-ri'as]  1. One who put away his strange wife, 2. who stood at the right side of Ezra, 3. who interpreted the law...
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Azaru:  [az'a-ru]  The descendants of Azaru returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem, omitted in Ezra and Nehemiah...
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Azaz:  [a'-zaz]  A descendant of Reuben, father of Bela...
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Azazel:  [a-za'-zel]  Some Jewish interpreters regard it Azazel as the name of a place some 12 miles east of Jerusalem...
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Azaziah:  [az-a-zi'-a]  1. One of the Levitical harpers in the temple, 2. The father of Hoshea, 3. One who had charge of the...
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Azbasareth:  [az-bas'-a-reth]  1. The name of an Assyrian king, 2. The Greek rendering of the Assyrian Asshur-ach-iddina...
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Azbuk:  [az'-buk]  The father of a certain Nehemiah--not the great governor of the same name, though a contemporary...
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Azekah:  [a-ze'-ka]  A town in the Shephelah or low hills of Judah, where five confederated Amoritish kings were defeated...
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Azel:  [a'-zel]  1. A descendant of King Saul, 2. A place not far from Jerusalem.
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Azem:  [a'-zem]  A city in the extreme south of Judah, afterwards allotted to Simeon. Elsewhere it is EZEM.
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Azephurith:  [az-e-fu'-rith]  Mentioned in 1 Esdras, 112 of the sons of Arsiphurith returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel...
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Azetas:  [a-ze'-tas]  The head of a family accompanying Zerubbabel out of captivity...
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Azgad:  [az'-gad]  Azgad was among the leaders who signed the Covenant after Nehemiah. His children were among...
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Aziei:  [a-zi'-e-i]  An ancestor of Ezra. Compare with Azariah and Ozias.
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Aziel:  [a'-zi-el]  A Levite singer who played the psalteries. The name is a shortened form of Jaaziel...
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Aziza:  [a-zi'-za]  A layman of the family of Zattu who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon...
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Azmaveth:  [az-ma'-veth]  1. One of Davids mighty men, 2. A descendant of Mephibosheth, 3. The father of Jeziel and...
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Azmon:  [az'-mon]  A place named as being on the southern boundary of the Holy Land, apparently near the torrent of...
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Aznoth-tabor:  [az'noth-ta'-bor]  A place in western Naphtali, evidently in the vicinity of Mt. Tabor. The exact locality is not...
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Azor:  [a'-zor]  Son of Eliakim and an ancestor of Jesus Christ...
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Azotus:  [Azotos]  A Philistine city, about midway between Gaza and Joppa and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It was...
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Azriel:  [az'-ri-el]  1. The head of a house of the half tribe of Manasseh, 2. A Naphtalite, ancestor of Jerimoth, the head of the...
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Azrikam:  [az-ri'-kam]  1. A descendant of Zerubbabel, and son of Neariah of the royal line of Judah, 2. Eldest son of Azel...
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Azubah:  [a-zu'-ba]  1. Wife of Caleb, son of Hezron, 2. Mother of King Jehoshaphat...
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Azuran:  [az'-u-ran]  The descendants of Azaru returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem, omitted in Ezra and Nehemiah...
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Azzah:  [az'-a]  The more accurate rendering of the name of the well-known Philistine city Gaza...
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Azzan:  [az'-an]  The father of Paltiel prince of the tribe of Issachar, who represented his tribe in the division of the promised...
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Azur:  [az'-ur]  1. The father of Hananiah, a false prophet, 2. The father of Jaazaniah, 3. One of those who sealed the...
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Azzah:  [a'-za]  One of the five chief cities of the Philistines and one of the oldest cities of the world. On the Mediterranean...
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Azzur:  [az'-ur]  1. The father of Hananiah, a false prophet, 2. The father of Jaazaniah, 3. One of those who sealed the...
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