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Sherebiah

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sher - ḗ - bı̄´a , shḗ - reb´ya ( שׁרביה , shērēbhyah , "God has sent burning heat"(?); the form is doubtful): A post-exilic priest and family. Sherebiah, who joined Ezra at the river Ahava ( Ezra 8:18; the Septuagint omits), and had charge, along with eleven others, of the silver and gold and vessels for the Temple (Ezra 8:24 , Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus Σαραιά , Saraiá , Lucian, Σαραβίας , Sarabı́as ). He aided in the exposition of the Law (Nehemiah 8:7 ), was among those who made public confession (Nehemiah 9:4 ) and sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:12 (13)). His name also appears in Nehemiah 12:8 , Nehemiah 12:24 . In every passage listed above except Nehemiah 10:12 (13), Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus read Σαραβία , Sarabı́a , Lucian, Σαραβίας , Sarabı́as . In 1 Esdras 8:47 the name appears as "Asebebia," the Revised Version (British and American) "Asebebias"; in 1 Esdras 8:54, "Esebrias," the Revised Version (British and American) "Eserebias," and 1 Esdras 9:48, "Sarabias." Many of the companion-names on the lists are plainly ethnic (Cheyne).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Sherebiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/sherebiah.html. 1915.

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