Zephaniah (descendant of Kohath)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zephaniah (Person). 1. Priest during the reign of Zedekiah who was executed at Riblah by the king of Babylon (2 Kgs 25:18; Jer 52:24). He was the second priest under Seraiah the chief priest and served as Zedekiah’s envoy to Jeremiah during the period prior to the fall of Jerusalem (Jer 21:1; 29:25,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZEPHANIAH (Person)1. Priest during the reign of Zedekiah who was executed at Riblah by the king of Babylon (2 Kgs 25:18; Jer 52:24). He was the second priest under Seraiah the chief priest and served as Zedekiah’s envoy to Jeremiah during the period prior to the fall of Jerusalem (Jer 21:1; 29:25–29;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zephaniah (zef´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “the Lord has concealed/preserved”).1 A Kohathite Levite who was an ancestor of the prophet Samuel and the levitical singer Heman (1 Chron. 6:36).2 The son of Cushi; he was a descendant of King Hezekiah and a prophet during the reign of King Josiah of Judah (640–609 bce).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZEPHANIAH1. A Levite descended from Kohath (1 Chr 6:36–38).2. Son of Maaseiah and second priest under the high priest Seraiah during the reign of King Zedekiah. On two occasions he helped bear requests for prayer from the king to Jeremiah, and brought back oracles of the prophet denouncing further
Zephaniah, Book of (Writing)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ZEPHANIAH. The only biographical reference to Zephaniah appears in the first verse of the book which bears his name. The genealogy of the prophet is carried back four generations to Hezekiah. Although this Hezekiah is not identified as the Judaean king of that name, the unusual form of Zephaniah’s genealogy
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah [zĕfˊə nīˊə] (Heb. ṣep̱anyâ, ṣep̱anyāhû “Yahweh has hidden”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zephani´ah (hidden by Jehovah).1. The ninth in order of the twelve minor prophets. His pedigree is traced to his fourth ancestor, Hezekiah, Zeph. 1:1, supposed to be the celebrated king of that name. The chief characteristics of this book are the unity and harmony of the composition, the grace, energy,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary