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Azariah (ăzərī´ə), common name in ancient Israel, especially among the priests. The following occurrences of the name in the Bible do not necessarily all refer to different persons. 1 Chief officer under Solomon. 2 Chief officer under Solomon. 3 Father of Seraiah2.4 Prophet who stirred King Asa to reform. 5 King of Judah: see Uzziah1.6 Same as Ahaziah2.7 High priest who withstood King Uzziah. 8 High priest under Hezekiah. 9,10 Sons of King Jehoshaphat. 11,12 Aides of Jehoiada in the conspiracy against Athaliah. 13 Worker on the wall of Jerusalem. 14 Same as Seraiah7.15 Interpreter of the law. 16 Sealer of the covenant. 17 Priest in postexilic Jerusalem. His name also appears as Seraiah. 18 See Jaazaniah. 19 One of the Three Young Men. Azarias is the Greek form of his name.

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Flagg, Azariah Cutting

Azariah Cutting Flagg, 1790–1873, American political leader, b. Orwell, Vt. He fought in the War of 1812, was editor of the Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Republican until 1825, and was elected (1823) to the New York state assembly. Flagg, a relentless Jeffersonian Democrat, was a leader of the Albany Regency and helped sustain its drive for political reforms. He served in New York as secretary of state (1826–32) and twice as state comptroller (1834–39, 1842–46). He opposed any form of federal banks and advocated reform of the New York state banking system. After 1846 he helped organize the Barnburners and was (1852–59) comptroller of New York City.

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Rossi, Azariah ben Moses Dei

Rossi, Azariah ben Moses Dei (1511–78). Jewish scholar. Rossi was born into an eminent Jewish family. He was the author of Meʾor Einayim (Enlightenment to the Eyes, 1573–5), which shows his familiarity with Greek and Latin authors, the Church Fathers, and Philo. It was the source of some controversy, as he questioned the historicity of Talmudic legends.

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