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Bezaleel (Bezalel)

Meaning: in the shadow of God; i.e., “under his protection”

the artificer who executed the work of art in connection with the tabernacle in the wilderness (Ex. 31:2; 35:30)

He was engaged principally in works of metal, wood, and stone; while Aholiab, who was associated with him and subordinate to him, had the charge of the textile fabrics (36:1-2; 38:22). He was of the tribe of Judah, the son of Uri, and grandson of Hur (31:2).

Mention is made in Ezra 10:30 of another of the same name.