Uzziel, Uzzielite

UZZIEL, UZZIELITE (ŭ-zī'ĕl, ŭ-zī'ĕl-īt, Heb. ‘uzzî’ēl, God is strength). 1. A Levite, son of Kohath (Exod.6.18, Exod.6.22; Lev.10.4; Num.3.19, Num.3.30; 1Chr.6.2, 1Chr.6.18).

2. A captain in the days of Hezekiah from the tribe of Simeon, son of Ishi (1Chr.4.42).

3. One of Bela’s sons and head of a Benjamite family (1Chr.7.7).

4. One of David’s musicians, a son of Heman (1Chr.25.4).

5. One of the sons of Jeduthun, a Levite, who, heeding King Hezekiah’s commandment, assisted in cleansing the temple (2Chr.29.14-2Chr.29.19).

6. The son of Harhaiah, a goldsmith, who aided Nehemiah in repairing the walls of Jerusalem (Neh.3.8).

Anyone who descended from Uzziel the Levite was known as an Uzzielite. This group is referred to in several places (Num.3.27; 1Chr.26.23). During David’s day Amminadab was their chief, and those whom he led numbered 112 (1Chr.15.10).