International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
nḗ - rı̄´a ( נריּה , nērı̄yāh , "whose lamp is Yah"): The father of Seraiah and of Baruch, Jeremiah's friend and secretary ( Jeremiah 32:12 , Jeremiah 32:16; Jeremiah 36:4 , Jeremiah 36:8 , Jeremiah 36:32; Jeremiah 43:3 ). In Baruch 1:1 the Greek form of the name, Νηρ (ρ Ο2 επ )ίας , Nēr (e )ı́as , is given, and this shortened, Neri, occurs in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Neriah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=6310. 1915.