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(Heb. Sherebyah' שֵׁרֵבְיָה , heat [Furst, sprout] of Jehovah; Sept.'Σαραβία, v.r. Σαραβίας, Σαραβαϊ v α, Σαραϊ v α , ettc.), a prominent Levite of the family of Mahli the Merarite, who, with his sons and brethren (eighteen all) joined Ezra's party of returning colonists at the river Ahava (Ezra 8:18), and who, along with Hashabiah and ten others was commissioned to carry the treasures to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:24, where they are vaguely called "chief of the priests"). B.C. 459. He also assisted Ezra in reading to the people (Nahum 8:7), took part in the psalm of confession and thanksgiving which; was sung at the solemn fast after the Feast of Tabernacles, (Nahum 9:4, 5), and signed, the covenant with, Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:12). He is again mentioned among the chief of the Levites who belonged to the choir (Nehemiah 12:8; Nehemiah 12:24).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Sherebiah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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