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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Seraiah

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SERAIAH . 1 . ( 2 Samuel 8:17 ) See Shavsha. 2 . High priest in the reign of Zedekiah. He was put to death, with other distinguished captives, by order of Nebuchadnezzar at Riblah, 2 Kings 25:18; 2 Kings 25:21 , Jeremiah 52:24; Jeremiah 52:27 . He is mentioned in the list of high priests, 1 Chronicles 6:14 . Ezra claimed descent from him, Ezra 7:1 ( 1E Esther 8:1 Azarias , 2E Esther 1:1 Sam araias ). His name occurs also in Esther 5:6 Esther 5:6 Saraias . 3 . One of ‘the captains of the forces’ who joined Gedaliah at Mizpah ( 2 Kings 25:23 , Jeremiah 40:8 ). 4 . Second son of Kenaz father of Joab, and brother of Othniel ( 1 Chronicles 4:13-14 ) 5 . Grandfather of Jehu, a prince of Simeon ( 1 Chronicles 4:35 ) 6 . One of the twelve leaders who returned with Zerub babel, Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7 Azariah , l Esther 5:8 Zaraias 7 . A priestly clan ( Nehemiah 10:2; Nehemiah 11:11; Nehemiah 12:2; Nehemiah 12:12 , Esther 5:8 Esther 5:8 = 1 Chronicles 9:11 Azariah ). 8 . One of those sent to apprehend Jeremiah and Baruch ( Jeremiah 36:26 ). 9 . Son of Neriah and brother of Baruch ( Jeremiah 51:59-64 ). He held the office of sar menûchâh (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘a quiet prince,’ mg. ‘ or prince of Menucha or chief chamberlain’; RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘chief chamberlain,’ mg. ‘ or quartermaster’).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Seraiah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/s/seraiah.html. 1909.

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