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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • 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:

  • H223 Used 11 times


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The lord is my light.

1. A high priest in the time of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:10-16), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar.

2. One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law (Nehemiah 8:4).

3. A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jeremiah 26:20-23). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."

Naves Topical Index

1. A priest in the time of Ahaz:

Builds a new altar for Ahaz
2 Kings 16:10-16

Probably identical with Uriah, witness to a prophecy of Isaiah
Isaiah 8:2

2. A priest

Uriah, 2
3. A priest, called Uriah, assistant to Ezra
Nehemiah 8:4

4. A prophet in the time of Jehoiakim:

Prophesies against Judah
Jeremiah 26:20

Fled to Egypt; taken; slain by Jehoiakim
Jeremiah 26:21-23

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(light of Jehovah).

  1. Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, (2 Kings 16:10) probably the same as URIAH,
  2. A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH,
  3. One of the priests who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people. (Nehemiah 8:4) (B.C. 458.)
  4. The son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim. He prophesied in the days of Jehoiakim, B.C. 600, and the king sought to put him to death; but he escaped, and fled into Egypt. His retreat was soon covered; Elnathan and his men brought him up out of Egypt, and Jehoiakim slew him with the sword and cast his body forth among the graves of the common people (Jeremiah 26:20-23)