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azal

azal in the Bible

(Zech. 14:5) should perhaps be rendered "very near" = "the way of escape shall be made easy." If a proper name, it may denote some place near the western extremity of the valley here spoken of near Jerusalem.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • For many years Baha acted in Bagdad (1852-67) as factotum for azal, and acknowledged him as supreme.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • azal continued to be the head of the Babis, called henceforth also azalis.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Another Bahai, Nabil the poet, at one time wrote "revealed verses," and azal approved of them and sealed their inspiration.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • While acting as azal's trusted minister, he was drawing the people to himself.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • At least the azalis say that he came "as a thief" and stole the succession from azal.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • At the time of azal there was a whole "galaxy" of Manifestations.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Moreover, it was customary to prepare the food for azal in the kitchen of Baha.'

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Besides the two, who were with azal in Cyprus, it seems there were two others.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • He outwardly supported azal for many years, while secretly planning to supplant him.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • The servant, by direction of azal, placed this portion towards my father.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson

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