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Bible Names N-Z: Urijah


Urijah in Easton's Bible Dictionary the lord is my light. (1.) A high priest in the time of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:10-16), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar. (2.) One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law (Neh. 8:4). (3.) A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jer. 26:20-23). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."

Urijah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary (See URIAH.)

Urijah in Naves Topical Bible -1. A priest in Ahaz Builds a new altar for Ahaz 2Ki 16:10-16 Probably identical with Uriah, witness to a prophecy of Isaiah Isa 8:2 -2. URIJAH See URIAH, Number two -3. A priest Assistant to Ezra Ne 8:4 Called URIAH in the R. V -4. A prophet in the time of Jehoiakim Prophesies against Judah Jer 26:20 Fled to Egypt; taken; killed by Jehoiakim Jer 26:21-23

Urijah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (light of Jehovah). 1. Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, 2Ki 16:10 probably the same as URIAH, 2. A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH, 3. One of the priests who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people. Ne 8:4 (B.C. 458.) 4. The son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim. He prophesied in the days of Jehoiakim, B.C. 600, and the king sought to put him to death; but he escaped, and fled into Egypt. His retreat was soon covered; Elnathan and his men brought him up out of Egypt, and Jehoiakim slew him with the sword and cast his body forth among the graves of the common people Jer 26:20-23

Urijah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE See URIAH, URIJAH.

Urijah Scripture - 2 Kings 16:10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that [was] at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.

Urijah Scripture - 2 Kings 16:15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to enquire [by].

Urijah Scripture - Nehemiah 8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, [and] Meshullam.

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