Jahaziel

JAHAZIEL (ja-hā'zĭ-ĕl, Heb. yahăzî’ēl, God sees)

One of a band of ambidextrous warriors who aided David at Ziklag (1Chr.12.1-1Chr.12.4).A priest who sounded the trumpet before the ark (1Chr.16.6).A son of Hebron and one of a host called by David to help build the temple (1Chr.23.2-1Chr.23.20).The chief bearer of the name was a descendant of Asaph. In a time of great peril he was led by the Holy Spirit to announce a victory when defeat seemed certain (2Chr.20.14ff.). Ps.83.1-Ps.83.18 may have been written by him to commemorate the victory.An ancestor of one of the families of the restoration (Ezra.8.5).


JAHAZIEL jə hā’ zĭ əl (יַחֲזִיאֵל, God sees). 1. One of David’s mighty men who joined him at Ziklag (1 Chron 12:4).

2. One of two priests appointed to blow trumpets before the Ark when David brought it to Jerusalem (1 Chron 16:6).

3. A Kohathite Levite who lived in the time of David (1 Chron 23:19; 24:23).

4. An Asaphite Levite who encouraged King Jehoshaphat of Judah and his army to fight against the Moabite and Ammonite invaders (2 Chron 20:14ff.).

5. The ancestor of a family of exiles who returned to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:5; 1 Esd 8:32; KJV, ASV Jezelus).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yachazi’el, "God sees"):

(1) In 1Ch 12:4 (Hebrew 5), one of David’s recruits at Ziklag, a Benjamite or maybe a Judean.

(2) In 1Ch 16:6, one of two priests appointed by David to sound trumpets before the ark on its journey to Jerusalem. The Septuagint’s Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus, read "Uzziel."

(3) In 1Ch 23:19; 24:23, a Levite, "son" of Hebron, a Kohathite. Kittel, following the Septuagint, reads "Uzziel."

(4) In 2Ch 20:14, an Asaphite, son of Zechariah. He encouraged King Jehoshaphat of Judah and his subjects to fight against the Moabite and Ammonite invaders.

(5) In Ezr 8:5, an ancestor of one of the families of the Restoration. Read probably "of the sons of Zattu, Sheconiah the son of Jahaziel," following 1 Esdras 8:32 (= Jezelus).