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UZZI (ŭz'ī, Heb. ‘uzzî, strong)

One of Aaron’s descendants who became the father of Zerahiah (1Chr.6.6, 1Chr.6.51; Ezra.7.4).Tola’s son from the family of Issachar (1Chr.7.2-1Chr.7.3).Bela’s son from the tribe of Benjamin (1Chr.7.7).Another Benjamite, the father of Elah who returned to Jerusalem from the Captivity (1Chr.9.8).The son of Bani living at Jerusalem and an overseer of the Levites (Neh.11.22).A priest in the family of Jedaiah (Neh.12.19).

UZZI uz’ ī (עֻזִּ֡י, my strength). 1. A priest in the line of Eleazar, the descendant of Aaron (1 Chron 6:5, 6). Some scholars think that he was a contemporary of Eli, the priest at Shiloh in the days of Samuel, the prophet.

2. The first-born of Tola, a descendant of Issachar. The genealogy of Tola and Uzzi is very large. The men of these families are referred to as “mighty warriors” (1 Chron 7:2).

3. The second-born son of Bela, a descendant of Benjamin (1 Chron 7:7). His family also were noted as warriors.

4. A Benjaminite family head (1 Chron 9:8). He may be identical with the Uzzi mentioned in 3 above.

5. A Levite, the son of Bani, a descendant of Asaph (Neh 11:22). He was the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem. He had the responsibility for the music in the Temple, and was paid by the royal treasury (Neh 11:23).

6. A priest, head of the family of Jedaiah (Neh 12:19). He served in the time of the postexilic high priest, Jehoiakim.

7. A Levite in a group that participated with Nehemiah on the walls of Jerusalem in a religious ceremony (Neh 12:42).

8. The father of Arna and an ancestor of Ezra in apocryphal lit. (2 Esd 1:2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’uzzi, perhaps "my strength"):

(1) A descendant of Aaron and high priest, unknown apart from these sources (1Ch 6:5,6,51 (Hebrew 5:31,32; 6:36); Ezr 7:4).

(2) An eponym of a family of Issachar (1Ch 7:2,3).

(3) Head of a Benjamite family (1Ch 7:7), or more probably of a Zebulunite family (see Curtis, Chron., 145-49).

(4) Father of Elah, a Benjamite (1Ch 9:8), perhaps the same as (5).

(5) A son of Bani and overseer of the Levitea in Jerusalem (Ne 11:22).

(6) Head of the priestly family of Jedaiah (Ne 12:19,42).