urijah Summary and Overview
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 Smith's 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 Schaff's Bible Dictionary
URI'JAH (flame of Jehovah). 1. High priest in the reign of Ahaz, 2 Kgs 16:10-16; called Uriah in Isa 8:2; complied subserviently with the demand of the king to make an altar after the idolatrous pattern of that of Damascus, and to offer sacrifices on it. 2. The son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim; prophesied in the days of Jehoiakim, and fled from the king's wrath to Egypt, but was seized there, brought back, and slain. Jer 26:20-23, 1. A priest of the family of Koz, the ancestor of Meremoth, Neh 3:4, 2 Chr 11:21; perhaps the same as mentioned in Neh 8:4.
urijah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary