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Seraiah (father of Ezra)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seraiah, Son of Azariah
Seraiah, Son of Azariah (שְׂרָיָה‎, serayah). The chief priest when the Babylonians conquered Judah in 587/6 bc (2 Kgs 25:18–21; Jer 52:24–27). After the destruction of Jerusalem, Seraiah was put to death by King Nebuchadnezzar in Riblah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seraiah (Person)
SERAIAH (PERSON) [Heb śĕrāyâ (שְׂרָיָה)]. Name of eleven individuals in the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha. The name is a Qal perfect form of the Heb root śrh “to persevere, persist.” On rare occasions, the root may mean “to rule.” With the divine element, yah (û), the name probably means “Yahweh has
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Seraiah
Seraiah. 1. Royal secretary of King David (2 Sm 8:17); alternately called Sheva in 2 Samuel 20:25, Shisha in 1 Kings 4:3, and Shavsha in 1 Chronicles 18:16.2. Chief priest in Jerusalem at the time of its destruction by the Babylonians in 586 bc. He was taken by Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seraiah
7. A son of Azariah, grandson of Hilkiah (who discovered the “book of the law” during Josiah’s reign; 2 K. 22:4, 8ff), and high priest at the time Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians (1 Ch. 6:14 [MT 5:40]). Nebuchadnezzar executed him with other prominent captives at Riblah (2 K. 25:18–21; Jer. 52:24–27).
Seraiah
Seraiah sə-riʹə, sə-rāʹə [Heb. śerāyāh (û)—‘Yahu is prince’; LXX Saraias, Saraia]; AV Apoc. SARAIAS, ZACHARIAS; NEB Apoc. SARAEAS, ZARAEAS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Seraiah
SERAIAH1. Royal secretary of King David (2 Sm 8:17); alternately called Sheva in 2 Samuel 20:25, Shisha in 1 Kings 4:3, and Shavsha in 1 Chronicles 18:16.2. Chief priest in Jerusalem at the time of its destruction by the Babylonians in 586 bc. He was taken by Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Seraiah
Seraiah (si-ray´yuh; Heb., probably “the Lord persists”), a name borne by twelve people in the Bible, but for seven of these no biographical data is provided (cf. 1 Chron. 4:13–14, 35; 6:14; Ezra 2:2; 7:1; Neh. 10:2; 11:11; 12:1, 12).1 David’s scribe (2 Sam. 8:17); the same man’s name, however, is given
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Seraiah
SERAIAH1. The scribe or secretary of David (2 Sam 8:17). The name appears as Sheva in 2 Sam 20:25, Shavsha in 1 Chr 18:16, and perhaps as Shisha in 1 Kgs 4:3 where his sons appear as secretaries to Solomon.2. The son of Azariah and high priest in the days of Zedekiah (1 Chr 6:14). When Jerusalem fell
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Seraiah
SERAIAH (Heb. śerāyâ, śerāyāhû, ‘Yahweh has prevailed’). 1. David’s scribe (2 Sa. 8:17, rsv, ‘secretary’), called also ‘Sheva’ (2 Sa. 20:25), ‘Shisha’ (1 Ki. 4:3), and *‘Shavsha’ (1 Ch. 18:16).2. Son of Azariah and a chief priest in the time of Zedekiah. He was put to death by the king of Babylon
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seraiah
Seraiah (Heb. kĕrāyâ, kĕrāyāhû) (also AZARIAH, SHAVSHA, SHEVA, SHISHA)1. The royal secretary during the reign of King David (2 Sam. 8:17). In the other lists of David’s state officials he is called Sheva (1; 2 Sam. 20:25) and Shavsha (1 Chr. 18:16). In the list of Solomon’s administration, under
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Seraiah
SERAIAH (Hebrew, “the Lord has prevailed”) The name of several men in the Old Testament.1. A royal secretary of David (2 Sam 8:17). He is also known as Sheva and Shavsha (2 Sam 20:25; 1 Chr 18:16).2. The head priest in Jerusalem, who was executed in Riblah by the Babylonians in 586 b.c. (2 Kgs 25:18–21;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Seraiah
Sera´iah1. The king’s scribe or secretary in the reign of David. 2 Sam. 8:17. (b.c. 1043.)2. The high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. 2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chron. 6:14; Jer. 52:24. (b.c. 594.)3. The son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite. 2 Kings 25:23; Jer. 40:8.4. The son of Kenaz and brother of Othniel.
See also
Relatives
Azariah Father
Ezra Son
Jehozadak Son
Joshua Grandson
Hilkiah Grandfather
Seraiah Uncle
Joakim Uncle
Roles