Azal



azal

(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.

Historical Examples

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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