AZARIAS ăz’ ə rī’ əs (̓Αζάριας, Gr. form of Azariah, Yahweh has helped). 1. An officer of the army of (
2. A name used by the angel Raphael (
In the following places where KJV Apoc. reads Azarias, the RSV Apoc. reads Azariah.
3. A supporter of the reforms of Ezra (
4. A man mentioned in
5. A man mentioned in
6. A man mentioned in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Azarias and Azareias:
(1) Azarias, who put away his "strange wife" (1 Esdras 9:21); compare Uzziah (
(2) Azarias, who stood at the right side of Ezra when the law was read to the people (1 Esdras 9:43); omitted in
(3) Azarias, who interpreted the law to the people (1 Esdras 9:48); compare Azariah (
(4) Azarias, a name assumed by the angel Raphael (Tobit 5:12; 6:6,13; 7:8; 9:2). See Raphael.
(5) Azarias, a general in the service of Judas Maccabee (1 Macc 5:18,56,60).
(6) Azarias, one of the three men thrown into the fiery furnace (The So of the Three Children (Azariah) verses 2,66); compare Azariah (