Azariah (high priest)

Azariah (Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָה‘Ǎzaryāh, "Yah has helped") was the third High Priest after Zadok. C.f. 1 Kings 4:2, where he is called "son of Zadok", although he is elsewhere identified as the son of Ahimaaz.[1]

Although his name appears in the list of the Zadokite family (1 Chr. 5:30-40, 6:4-15 in other translations) there is no direct evidence in the Bible that he was a High Priest. According to the Book of Chronicles, Azariah was believed to have been a priest that served at King Solomon's Temple.[2] Azariah (Azarias) does appear on the list of High Priests by Josephus.[3]

For Azariah son of Nathan, (I Kings 4:5) see List of minor biblical figures.

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Israelite religious titles
Preceded by
Ahimaaz
High Priest of Israel Succeeded by
Johanan
According to I Chronicles 6:9
Succeeded by
Joash
(According to the Seder 'Olam Zutta)