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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Neiryath', נְעִרְיָה , servant of Jehovah; Sept. Νωαδία, v.r. Νααρία and Νεαρία; Vulg. Naaniah), the name of two men.

1. The second named of the four sons of Ishi, captains of the 500 Simeonites who in the reign of Hezekiah drove the Amnalekites from Mount Seir, and settled there (1 Chronicles 4:41-43). B.C. cir. 715.

2. The fourth named of the six sons of Shemaiah; father of Elioenai, Hezekiah, and Azrikam, a descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:22-23). B.C. cir. 350. He is apparently identical With NAGGE (See NAGGE) (q.v.) in the genealogy (q.v.) of Christ (Luke 3:25).

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

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