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For other uses of the name, see Azariah.
For the American voice actor, see Hank Azaria.
Azaria is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°53′20.75″N 34°54′35.27″E / 31.8890972°N 34.9097972°E / 31.8890972; 34.9097972Coordinates: 31°53′20.75″N 34°54′35.27″E / 31.8890972°N 34.9097972°E / 31.8890972; 34.9097972
Council Gezer
Region Shephelah
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 30 October 1949
Founded by Jerusalemites
Population (2011) 1,024[1]

Azaria (Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָה), or Azarya is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around five kilometres south-east of Ramle, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 1,024.[1]

The moshav was established on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Al-Barriyya[2][3] on 30 October 1949 by 25 families from Jerusalem as part of the "From the city to the village" plan. Its name is symbolic, though there a theory that it was named after Azariah of Judah. The symbolic meaning is an acronym from the Hebrew religious sentence: "Immigrants(ole) (of) Zakho(village in Kurdistan) saw(ra'u)(the) salvation(jeshuat) (of the) Lord(HaShem)."[4]

Not to be confused with Azariea, in ancient Sicily.


  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xxi, settlement #26.
  3. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 362.
  4. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.91 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)


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