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Seraiah (son of Kenaz)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A descendant of Judah who is named as the son of Kenaz, the father of Joab, and the brother of Othniel (1 Chr 4:13–14).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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 sə-riʹə, sə-rāʹə [Heb. śerāyāh (û)—‘Yahu is prince’; LXX Saraias, Saraia]; AV Apoc. SARAIAS, ZACHARIAS; NEB Apoc. SARAEAS, ZARAEAS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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