Bible Names N-Z: Seraiah
Seraiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
soldier of Jehovah. (1.) The father of Joab (1 Chr. 4:13,
(2.) The grandfather of Jehu (1 Chr. 4:35).
(3.) One of David's scribes or secretaries (2 Sam.
(4.) A Netophathite (Jer. 40:8), a chief priest of
the time of
Zedekiah. He was carried captive by Nebuchadnezzar
and there put to death (2 Kings 25:18, 23).
(5.) Ezra 2:2.
(6.) Father of Ezra the scribe (7:1).
(7.) A ruler of the temple (Neh. 11:11).
(8.) A priest of the days of Jehoiakim (Neh. 12:1,
(9.) The son of Neriah. When Zedekiah made a journey
Babylon to do homage to Nebuchadnezzar, Seraiah had
the royal gifts to be presented on that occasion.
advantage of the occasion, and sent with Seraiah a
word of cheer
to the exiles in Babylon, and an announcement of the
store for that guilty city. The roll containing this
(Jer. 50:1-8) Seraiah was to read to the exiles, and
fixing a stone to it, was to throw it into the
uttering, as it sank, the prayer recorded in Jer.
Babylon was at this time in the height of its glory,
greatest and most powerful monarchy in the world.
seventy years elapsed when the words of the prophet
fulfilled. Jer. 51:59 is rendered in the Revised
Seraiah was chief chamberlain," instead of "was a
as in the Authorized Version.
Seraiah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 2 Samuel 8:17.
2. The high priest under king Zedekiah; taken by
Nebuzaradan, captain of the Babylonian guard, and slain at
Riblah (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24).
3. Son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite; came to the
Babylonian viceroy Gedaliah to Mizpah, who promised security
to the Jews who should dwell in the land, serving the king
of Babylon (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8).
4. 1 Chronicles 4:13-14.
5. 1 Chronicles 4:35.
6. Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7 Azariah.
7. Ezra 7:1.
8. Nehemiah 10:2.
9. Nehemiah 11:11.
10. Nehemiah 12:1; Nehemiah 12:12.
11. Neriah's son, Baruch's brother (Jeremiah 51:59;
Jeremiah 51:61). Went with Zedekiah to Babylon in the fourth
year of his reign. Jeremiah gave a special copy of the
prophecy to Seraiah where with to console the Jews in their
Babylonian exile. Though Seraiah was to cast it into the
Euphrates, a symbol of Babylon's fate, he retained the
substance in memory, to communicate orally to his
countrymen. Calvin translated "when he went in behalf of
Zedekiah," being sent to appease Nebuchadnezzar's anger at
his revolt. "This Seraiah was a quiet prince," menuchah,
from nuwach "to be quiet" (compare 1 Chronicles 22:9, "a man
of rest"). Seraiah was not one of the courtiers hostile to
God's prophets, but quiet and docile, ready to execute
Jeremiah's commission, notwithstanding the risk. Glassius
translated "prince of Menuchah" (on the borders of Judah and
Dan, called also Menahath), margin 1 Chronicles 2:52. Maurer
translated "commander of the royal caravan," on whom it
devolved to appoint the resting places for the night.
Seraiah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
prince of the Lord
Seraiah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Also called SHEVA, SHISHA, and SHAVSHA
2Sa 8:17; 20:25; 1Ki 4:3; 1Ch 18:16
-2. Chief priest at the time of collapse of Jerusalem
Father of Ezra
Killed by Nebuchadnezzar
2Ki 25:18-21; Jer 52:24-27
-3. An Israelite captain who surrendered to Gedaliah
2Ki 25:23; Jer 40:8
-4. Son of Kenaz
-5. A Simeonite
-6. A priest who returned from the Babylonian captivity
Ezr 2:2; Ne 12:1,12
-7. One who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah
Possibly identical with number six, see above
-8. A ruler of the temple after the captivity
-9. Son of Azriel
Commanded by King Jehoiakim to seize the prophet
-10. A servant of Zedekiah
Seraiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The king's scribe or secretary in the reign of David. 2Sa
8:17 (B.C. 1043.)
2. The high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. 2Ki
25:18; 1Ch 6:14; Jer 52:24 (B.C. 594.)
3. The son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite. 2Ki 25:23;
4. The son of Kenaz and brother of Othniel. 1Ch
5. Ancestor of Jehu a Simeonite chieftain. 1Ch 4:35
6. One of the children of the province who returned
with Zerubbabel. Ezr 2:2 (B.C. 536.)
7. One of the ancestors of Ezra the scribe. Ezr 7:1
8. A priest, or priestly family, who signed the
covenant with Nehemiah. Ne 10:2
9. A priest, the son of Hilkiah. Ne 11:11
10. The head of a priestly house which went up from
Babylon with Zerubbabel. Ne 12:12
11. The son of Neriah and brother of Baruch. Jer
51:59,61 He went with Zedekiah to Babylon in the fourth year
of his reign. (B.C. 594.) Perhaps he was an officer who took
charge of the royal caravan on its march, and fixed the
places where it should halt.
Seraiah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
se-ra'-ya, se-ri'-a (serayahu, "Yah hath prevailed";
Septuagint Saraias, or Saraia):
(1) Secretary of David (2 Sam 8:17); in 2 Sam 20:25 he is
called Sheva; in 1 Ki 4:3 the name appears as Shisha. This
last or Shasha would be restored elsewhere by some critics;
others prefer the form Shavsha, which is found in 1 Ch
(2) A high priest in the reign of Zedekiah; executed with
other prominent captives at Riblah by order of
Nebuchadnezzar (2 Ki 25:18,21; Jer 52:24,27). Mentioned in
the list of high priests (1 Ch 6:14). Ezra claims descent
from him (Ezr 7:1 (3)).
See AZARAIAS; SARAIAS.
(3) The son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and one of the
heroic band of men who saved themselves from the fury of
Nebuchadnezzar when he stormed Jerusalem. They repaired to
Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, but killed him on account of
his allegiance to the Chaldeans (2 Ki 25:23,25).
(4) Son of Kenaz, and younger brother of Othniel, and father
of Joab, the chief of Ge-harashim (1 Ch 4:13,14).
(5) Grandfather of Jehu, of the tribe of Simeon (1 Ch 4:35).
(6) A priest, the third in the list of those who returned
from Babylon to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7,
here called Azariah; 12:1), and third also (if the same
person is meant) in the record of those who sealed the
covenant binding all Jews not to take foreign wives (Neh
10:2). As the son of Hilkiah, and consequently a direct
descendant of the priestly family, he became governor of the
temple when it was rebuilt (Neh 11:11). He is mentioned
(under the name Azariah) also in 1 Ch 9:11. Neh 12:2 adds
that "in the days of Joiakim" the head of Seraiah's house
(7) Son of Azriel, one of those whom Jehoiakim commanded to
imprison Jeremiah and Baruch, the son of Neriah (Jer 36:26).
(8) The son of Neriah, who went into exile with Zedekiah. He
was also called Sar Menuchah ("prince of repose"). The
Targum renders Sar Menuchah by Rabh Tiqrabhta, "prince of
battle, and Septuagint by archon doron, "prince of gifts,"
reading Minchah for Menuchah. At the request of Jeremiah he
carried with him in his exile the passages containing the
prophet's warning of the fall of Babylon, written in a book
which he was bidden to bind to a stone and cast into the
Euphrates, to symbolize the fall of Babylon (Jer 51:59-64).
Horace J. Wolf
Seraiah in Wikipedia
Seraiah or Sraya (שְׂרָיָה "Soldier/Prince of/is the LORD",
Standard Hebrew Səraya, Tiberian Hebrew Śərāyāh) is the name
of several people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible:
The father of Joab (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14).
The grandfather of Jehu (1 Chr. 4:35).
One of David's scribes or secretaries (2 Samuel 8:17).
A Netophathite (Jer. 40:8), a chief priest of the time of
Zedekiah. He was carried captive by Nebuchadnezzar to
Babylon, and there put to death (2 Kings 25:18, 23).
Father or ancestor of Ezra the scribe (Book of Ezra 7:1),
understood by many as the same person as Seraiah (4)
A ruler of the temple (Nehemiah 11:11).
A priest of the days of Jehoiakim (Neh. 12:1, 12).
Seraiah ben Neriah. The son of Neriah. When Zedekiah made a
journey to Babylon to do homage to Nebuchadnezzar, Seraiah
had charge of the royal gifts to be presented on that
occasion. Jeremiah took advantage of the occasion, and sent
with Seraiah a word of cheer to the exiles in Babylon, and
an announcement of the doom in store for that guilty city.
The roll containing this message (Jeremiah 50:1-8) Seraiah
was to read to the exiles, and then, after fixing a stone to
it, was to throw it into the Euphrates, uttering, as it
sank, the prayer recorded in Jer. 51:59-64. Babylon was at
this time in the height of its glory, the greatest and most
powerful monarchy in the world. Scarcely seventy years
elapsed when the words of the prophet were all fulfilled.
Jer. 51:59 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Now Seraiah
was chief chamberlain," instead of "was a quiet prince," as
in the Authorized Version.
Seraiah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 4:13
And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of
Seraiah Scripture - 2 Kings 25:23
And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men,
heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor,
there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of
Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son
of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a
Maachathite, they and their men.
Seraiah Scripture - Jeremiah 40:8
Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of
Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and
Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the
Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and
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