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Bible Names N-Z: Uzal


Uzal in Easton's Bible Dictionary a wanderer, a descendant of Joktan (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chr. 1:21), the founder apparently of one of the Arab tribes; the name also probably of the province they occupied and of their chief city.

Uzal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Joktan's sixth son (Genesis 10:27; 1 Chronicles 1:21). The capital of the Yemen (Arabia Felix) was originally Awzal (now San'a), anciently the most flourishing of Arab communities, its rivals being Sheba and Sephar. The Greek and Roman writers (Pliny, N. H. 12:16) call it Auzara, a city of the Gebanitae. Uzal is situated on an elevation, with a stream running through it from Mount Sawafee; it has a citadel. Transl. for "going to and fro," Ezekiel 27:19, "from Uzal." This is added to "Javan" to mark which Javan is meant, Genesis 10:27.

Uzal in Hitchcock's Bible Names wandering

Uzal in Naves Topical Bible -Son of Joktan Ge 10:27; 1Ch 1:21

Uzal in Smiths Bible Dictionary (separate), the sixth son of Joktan, Ge 10:27; 1Ch 1:21 whose settlements are clearly traced in the ancient name of San'a, the capital city of the Yemen (a district of Arabia), which was originally Awzal. From its position in the centre of the best portion of that kingdom it must always have been an important city. (San'a is situated about 150 miles from Aden and 100 miles from the coast of the Red Sea. It is one of the most imposing cities of Arabia -ED.)

Uzal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE u'-zal ('uzal): Sixth son of Joktan (Gen 10:27; 1 Ch 1:21). Uzal as the name of a place perhaps occurs in Ezek 27:19. the Revised Version (British and American) reads, "Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for thy wares." Here an obscure verbal form, me'uzzal, is taken to mean "something spun," "yarn." But with a very slight change we may read me'uzal = "from Uzal." The name is identical with the Arabic `Auzal, the old capital of Yemen, later called San`a'. San`a' is described as standing high above sea-level in a fertile land, and traversed by a river bed which in the rainy season becomes a torrent. Under the Himyarite dynasty it succeeded Zafar as the residence of the Tubba`s. If it is the same place as the Audzara or Ausara of the classics, it is clear why Arabic geographers dwell upon its great antiquity. The most celebrated feature of the town was Ghumdan, an immense palace, the building of which tradition ascribes to Shorabbil, the 6th known king of the Himyarites. According to Ibn Khaldoun this building had four fronts in color red, white, yellow and green respectively. In the midst rose a tower of seven stories, the topmost being entirely of marble (Caussin de Perceval, Essai, II, 75). In the 7th century AD the town became the capital of the Zaidite Imams, and the palace was destroyed toward the middle of that century by order of the caliph Othman. A. S. Fulton

Uzal in Wikipedia Uzal in the Hebrew Bible, descendant of Joktan whose clan supposedly settled in Saudi Arabia. He was believed to be the founder of an Arabian tribe. Joktan became the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah and Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah (Genesis 10:26-27)

Uzal Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

Uzal Scripture - Genesis 10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

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