Uzal

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Uzal, in the Hebrew Bible, is a descendant of Joktan (Genesis 10:27 ; 1 Chronicles 1:21), whose settlements are clearly traced in the ancient name of Sana, the capital city of the Yemen. He was believed to be the founder of an Arabian tribe. Uzal was the sixth of thirteen sons of Joktan. As noted in Genesis 10:26 - 10:29, Joktan became the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah and Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah and Obal and Abimael and Sheba and Ophir and Havilah and Jobab. [1]

Occurring in a series of genealogies intended to trace every race known to the ancient Hebrews to one of Noah's children, the Hebrew name Uzal probably referred to the region of Azāl around modern Sana'a in Yemen.[2]

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  1. ^ "www.Bibler.org - Dictionary - Uzal". 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Sana" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed. 1911. Hosted at Wikisource.