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ZEPHANIAH . 1 . The prophet (see next art.). 2 . A Kohathite ( 1 Chronicles 6:36 ). 3 . Son of Maaseiah the priest in Jerusalem in the time of Zekediah the king and Jeremiah the prophet ( Jeremiah 21:1 ; Jeremiah 29:25 ; Jeremiah 29:29 ; Jeremiah 37:3 ). As next in rank to Seraiah, grandson of Hilkiah ( 1 Chronicles 6:14 ), Zeph. is called second priest ( 2 Kings 25:18 ). On the occasion of the final overthrow of Jerusalem he was put to death at Riblah ( Jeremiah 52:24 ff.). 4 . The father of one Josiah in Babylon ( Zechariah 6:10 ; Zechariah 6:14 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Zephaniah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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