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אֲחֻזָּם, אחוזם
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • unofficial Ahuzzam
Ahuzam is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°33′14.39″N 34°46′11.27″E / 31.5539972°N 34.7697972°E / 31.5539972; 34.7697972Coordinates: 31°33′14.39″N 34°46′11.27″E / 31.5539972°N 34.7697972°E / 31.5539972; 34.7697972
Council Lakhish
Region Hevel Lakhish
Founded 30 October 1950
Founded by Ma'agalim organization
Population (2015) 517[1]
Name meaning Biblical character

Ahuzam, or Ahuzzam (Hebrew: אֲחֻזָּם‎) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located around five kilometres south of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2015 its population was 517.[1]


The moshav was originally named Ma'agalim but renamed after the biblical Ahuzam, son of Ashur, the father or founder of Tekoa, who may have lived in this area (1 Book of Chronicles 4:6). [2]


Ahuzam was founded on 30 October 1950 by Jewish immigrants from Morocco, members of the Ma'agalim society. It was associated with the Hapoel HaMizrachi movement,[3] but is now a mixed religious and secular community.[4]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 29. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
  3. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev. "Ahuzam". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 1. Israel: Sifriyat HaSade. p. 101. 
  4. ^ Or movement: Ahuzam