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Seraiah

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Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Seraiah

Soldier of Jehovah.

1. The father of Joab (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14).

2. The grandfather of Jehu (1 Chronicles 4:35).

3. One of David's scribes or secretaries (2 Samuel 8:17).

4. A Netophathite (Jeremiah 40:8), a chief priest of the time of Zedekiah. He was carried captive by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon, and there put to death (2 Kings 25:18, 23).

5. Ezra 2:2.

6. Father of Ezra the scribe (7:1).

7. A ruler of the temple (Nehemiah 11:11).

8. A priest of the days of Jehoiakim (Nehemiah 12:1, 12).

9. The son of Neriah. When Zedekiah made a journey to Babylon to do homage to Nebuchadnezzar, Seraiah had charge of the royal gifts to be presented on that occasion. Jeremiah took advantage of the occasion, and sent with Seraiah a word of cheer to the exiles in Babylon, and an announcement of the doom in store for that guilty city. The roll containing this message (Jeremiah 50:1-8) Seraiah was to read to the exiles, and then, after fixing a stone to it, was to throw it into the Euphrates, uttering, as it sank, the prayer recorded in Jeremiah 51:59-64. Babylon was at this time in the height of its glory, the greatest and most powerful monarchy in the world. Scarcely seventy years elapsed when the words of the prophet were all fulfilled. Jeremiah 51:59 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Now Seraiah was chief chamberlain," instead of "was a quiet prince," as in the Authorized Version.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Seraiah

prince of the Lord


Naves Topical Index
Seraiah

1. Called also Sheva, Shisha, and Shavsha, David's scribe
2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Samuel 20:25; 1 Kings 4:3; 1 Chronicles 18:16

2. Chief priest at time of taking of Jerusalem:

General references
2 Kings 25:18

Father of Ezra
Ezra 7:1

Slain by Nebuchadnezzar
2 Kings 25:18-21; Jeremiah 52:24-27

3. An Israelitish captain who surrendered to Gedaliah
2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8

4. Son of Kenaz
1 Chronicles 4:13-14

5. A Simeonite
1 Chronicles 4:35

6. A priest who returned from the Babylonian captivity

General references
Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 12:1; Nehemiah 12:12

Called Azariah
Nehemiah 7:7

7. One who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah

General references
Nehemiah 10:2

Possibly identical with Azariah above
Nehemiah 7:7

8. A ruler of the temple after the captivity
Nehemiah 11:11

9. Son of Azriel. Commanded by King Jehoiakim to seize Jeremiah
Jeremiah 36:26

10. A servant of Zedekiah
Jeremiah 51:59; Jeremiah 51:61


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Seraiah

  1. The king's scribe or secretary in the reign of David. (2 Samuel 8:17) (B.C. 1043.)
  2. The high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24) (B.C. 594.)
  3. The son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite. (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8)
  4. The son of Kenaz and brother of Othniel. (1 Chronicles 4:13,14)
  5. Ancestor of Jehu a Simeonite chieftain. (1 Chronicles 4:35)
  6. One of the children of the province who returned with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:2) (B.C. 536.)
  7. One of the ancestors of Ezra the scribe. (Ezra 7:1)
  8. A priest, or priestly family, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:2)
  9. A priest, the son of Hilkiah. (Nehemiah 11:11)
  10. The head of a priestly house which went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Nehemiah 12:12)
  11. The son of Neriah and brother of Baruch. (Jeremiah 51:59,61) He went with Zedekiah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. (B.C. 594.) Perhaps he was an officer who took charge of the royal caravan on its march, and fixed the places where it should halt.