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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Seraiah

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1. David's scribe or secretary. 2 Samuel 8:17 . See SHAVSHA.

2. Son of Azariah, and high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. When Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar he was carried to Riblah, and there put to death. 2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24 .

3. Son of Tanhumeth: a captain in the time of Gedaliah. 2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8 .

4. Son of Kenaz and brother of Othniel. 1 Chronicles 4:13,14 .

5. Son of Asiel, of the tribe of Simeon. 1 Chronicles 4:35 .

6. A chief man who returned from exile. Ezra 2:2 . Supposed, as in the margin, to be called AZARIAHin Nehemiah 7:7 .

7. Father of Ezra the scribe. Ezra 7:1 .

8. Priest who sealed the covenant. Nehemiah 10:2 .

9. Son of Hilkiah: 'ruler of the house of God.' Nehemiah 11:11 .

10. Priest who returned from exile. Nehemiah 12:1,12 .

11. Son of Azriel: he was ordered by Jehoiakim to seize Baruch and Jeremiah. Jeremiah 36:26 .

12. Son of Neriah: to him was committed by Jeremiah a roll 'written against Babylon,' to be read at Babylon, and then with a stone tied to it, he was to cast it into the Euphrates; and to declare, "Thus shall Babylon sink." Jeremiah 51:59-64 . In verse 59, instead of 'a quiet prince,' it is better translated 'chief chamberlain,' as in the margin.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Seraiah'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/s/seraiah.html. 1897.

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