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Sherebiah (Levite)
Ezra (scribe) • Sherebiah
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sherebiah (Person)
SHEREBIAH (PERSON) [Heb šērēbyâ (שֵׁרֵבְיָה)]. The name of several individuals, in which the theophoric element yāh is added to a form of šrb. Several explanations or derivations of the name have been proposed. Noth (IPN, 259) believes it to be a Piʿel perfect of a verb šrb whose meaning is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. [Gk. Apoc. Sarabias]; AV Apoc., NEB Apoc., SARABIAS. A Levite who assisted in the exposition of the law (the MT of Neh. 8:7 reads “and the Levites”; the RSV and NEB follow the Vulg and 1 Esd. 9:48, which identify the Levites with the preceding names), participated in the public confession of sins
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sherebiah (sher´uh-bi´uh; Heb., perhaps “the Lord has sent severe heat”).1 A Levite among the postexilic Judeans working with Ezra (Ezra 8:24). He is called a “man of discretion” (8:18); he was sent to Jerusalem from Casiphia to serve as a minister for the house of God (8:17).2 A Levite who explained
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sherebiah (Heb. šērēḇyâ)1. A “man of discretion” sent from Casiphia with his sons and kinsmen to “minister for the house of God” (Ezra 8:18, 24).2. A Levite (so 1 Esdr. 9:48; the MT distinguishes him from the Levites) among those who interpreted the Book of the Law for the people as Ezra read
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Sherebiah [sher-uh--uh] (1) son of Mahli and caretaker of the sanctuary vessels in Ezra’s camp (Ezra 8:18) (2) a Levite who attended Ezra’s public reading of the Law, interpreted it, and witnessed the covenant (Neh. 8:7) (3) a Levite who accompanied Zerubbabel from the Babylonian exile; textual
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SHEREBIAH sher´uh-bi´uh [שֵׁרֵבְיָהsherevyah; Σαραβιά Sarabia, Σαραβίας Sarabias]. 1. A Levite who returned from exile in the days of Zerubbabel (Neh 12:8).2. A Levite who accompanied EZRA in his return from exile. Ezra was pleased to receive from Casiphia this “man of discretion” (Ezra 8:18), together