Seraiah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Seraiah

prince of the Lord

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Seraiah

  1. The king's scribe or secretary in the reign of David. (2 Samuel 8:17) (B.C. 1043.)
  2. The high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24) (B.C. 594.)
  3. The son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite. (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8)
  4. The son of Kenaz and brother of Othniel. (1 Chronicles 4:13,14)
  5. Ancestor of Jehu a Simeonite chieftain. (1 Chronicles 4:35)
  6. One of the children of the province who returned with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:2) (B.C. 536.)
  7. One of the ancestors of Ezra the scribe. (Ezra 7:1)
  8. A priest, or priestly family, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:2)
  9. A priest, the son of Hilkiah. (Nehemiah 11:11)
  10. The head of a priestly house which went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Nehemiah 12:12)
  11. The son of Neriah and brother of Baruch. (Jeremiah 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.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Seraiah

The name of six persons, alluded to in the following passages: 2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Kings 25:18; Ezra 7:1; Jeremiah 36:26; 40:8; 51:59. The last is termed "a quiet prince" or "chief chamberlain." He bore to the Jews in Babylon a message from the prophet Jeremiah.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Soldier of Jehovah.

(1.) The father of Joab (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14).

(2.) The grandfather of Jehu (1 Chronicles 4:35).

(3.) One of David's scribes or secretaries (2 Samuel 8:17).

(4.) A Netophathite (Jeremiah 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).

(5.) Ezra 2:2.

(6.) Father of Ezra the scribe (7:1).

(7.) A ruler of the temple (Nehemiah 11:11).

(8.) A priest of the days of Jehoiakim (Nehemiah 12:1, 12).

(9.) 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 Jeremiah 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. Jeremiah 51:59 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Now Seraiah was chief chamberlain," instead of "was a quiet prince," as in the Authorized Version.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SERAIAH

se-ra'-ya, se-ri'-a (serayahu, "Yah hath prevailed"; Septuagint Saraias, or Saraia):

(1) Secretary of David (2 Samuel 8:17); in 2 Samuel 20:25 he is called Sheva; in 1 Kings 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 Chronicles 18:16.

(2) A high priest in the reign of Zedekiah; executed with other prominent captives at Riblah by order of Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 25:18, 21 Jeremiah 52:24, 27). Mentioned in the list of high priests (1 Chronicles 6:14). Ezra claims descent from him (Ezra 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 Kings 25:23, 25).

(4) Son of Kenaz, and younger brother of Othniel, and father of Joab, the chief of Ge-harashim (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14).

(5) Grandfather of Jehu, of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:35).

(6) A priest, the third in the list of those who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2 Nehemiah 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 (Nehemiah 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 (Nehemiah 11:11). He is mentioned (under the name Azariah) also in 1 Chronicles 9:11. Nehemiah 12:2 adds that "in the days of Joiakim" the head of Seraiah's house was Meraiah.

(7) Son of Azriel, one of those whom Jehoiakim commanded to imprison Jeremiah and Baruch, the son of Neriah (Jeremiah 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 (Jeremiah 51:59-64).

Horace J. Wolf

Strong's Hebrew
8576. Tanchumeth -- father of Seraiah
... 8575, 8576. Tanchumeth. 8577 . father of Seraiah. Transliteration: Tanchumeth
Phonetic Spelling: (tan-khoo'-meth) Short Definition: Tanhumeth. ...
/hebrew/8576.htm - 6k

8304. Serayah -- "Yah persists," the name of a number of Isr.
... Transliteration: Serayah or Serayahu Phonetic Spelling: (ser-aw-yaw') Short
Definition: Seraiah. ... NASB Word Usage Seraiah (20). Seraiah. ...
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Library

The Fulfilment
... It was a tall commanding form, clothed in garments that glittered for whiteness.
By the step, by the poise of the head, the Christian recognized Seraiah. ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter xxiii the fulfilment.htm

The False Prophet
... Through it, walking swiftly, his head up, his mystic eyes ignited, came
Seraiah, soldier of Jehovah. ... Ahead of them, Seraiah moved. ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter xix the false prophet.htm

How the King of Babylon Took Jerusalem and Burnt the Temple and ...
... the Babylonian king now overthrew the city to the very foundations, and removed
all the people, and took for prisoners the high priest Seraiah, and Zephaniah ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how the king.htm

The Pride of Amaryllis
... "Who was that?" she asked of the Gischalan, who was gazing at the color of his wine,
sitting in a shaft of sunlight. "Seraiah! ... She turned again to Seraiah. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter xiv the pride of.htm

The Image of Jealousy
... Laodice was looking at him with awed, but understanding eyes. "It was Seraiah,"
she said in a low voice. ... Spare me Seraiah! He has too much influence!". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter xv the image of.htm

As the Foam Upon Water
... By the strange inscrutable spread of rumor, sweeping with the air, the tidings of
the miracle and the rise of Seraiah poured in upon the restive hundreds that ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter xx as the foam.htm

The Sacred Officers and Sacred Occasions.
... (Gen.20:7) and Aaron next. (Ex.7:1). 3. The Scribes. The word means a writer
and Seraiah is the first one mentioned, 2 Sam.8;17. ...
/.../the way of salvation in the lutheran church/chapter iii the sacred officers.htm

The Writing of an Ancient Book
... He also ordered Jerahmeel, his son, and Seraiah, the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah,
the son of Abdeel, to seize Baruch, the scribe, and Jeremiah, the prophet ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the writing of an ancient.htm

The Sad Fate of a Guilty Nation
... The commander of the body-guard carried away Seraiah, the chief priest and Zephaniah,
the second priest, and the three doorkeepers and brought them to the king ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the sad fate of a.htm

How Nebuzaradan Set Gedaliah Over the Jews that were Left in Judea ...
... Mispah. Now the rulers that were over them were Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and Jezaniah, and Seraiah, and others beside them. Now ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how nebuzaradan set.htm

Thesaurus
Seraiah (18 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
/s/seraiah.htm - 17k

Seraiah's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Seraiah's (1 Occurrence). Nehemiah 12:12 And in
the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses ...
/s/seraiah's.htm - 6k

Serai'ah (18 Occurrences)
... Seraiah, Serai'ah. Seraiah's . ... 2 Samuel 8:17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and
Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was scribe; (See RSV) ...
/s/serai'ah.htm - 11k

Neriah (10 Occurrences)
... ne-ri'-a (neriyah, "whose lamp is Yah"): The father of Seraiah and of Baruch,
Jeremiah's friend and secretary (Jeremiah 32:12, 16; Jeremiah 36:4, 8, 32; 43:3 ...
/n/neriah.htm - 10k

Jehozadak (8 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Jehovah-justified, the son of the high priest Seraiah
at the time of the Babylonian exile (1 Chronicles 6:14, 15). ...
/j/jehozadak.htm - 10k

Mahseiah (2 Occurrences)
... ma-se'-ya, ma-si'-a (machceyah, "Yah a refuge"): Grandfather of Baruch (Jeremiah
32:12) and of Seraiah (Jeremiah 51:59). ... Now Seraiah was chief quartermaster. ...
/m/mahseiah.htm - 7k

Azari'ah (46 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 6:14 and Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak; (See RSV). ...
(See RSV). Nehemiah 10:2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah; (See RSV). ...
/a/azari'ah.htm - 18k

Ezra (28 Occurrences)
... He was the son, or perhaps grandson, of Seraiah (2 Kings 25:18-21), and a lineal
descendant of Phinehas, the son of Aaron (Ezra 7:1-5). All we know of his ...
/e/ezra.htm - 29k

Quartermaster (1 Occurrence)
... Jeremiah 51:59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of
Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to ...
/q/quartermaster.htm - 7k

Zerub'babel (23 Occurrences)
... RSV). Ezra 2:2 who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah,
Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The ...
/z/zerub'babel.htm - 13k

Concordance
Seraiah (18 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 8:17
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was scribe;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 25:18
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 25:23
Now when all the captains of the forces, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:13
The sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:14
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah: and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge Harashim; for they were craftsmen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:35
and Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:14
and Azariah became the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah became the father of Jehozadak;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 2:2
who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 7:1
Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 10:2
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 11:11
Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 12:1
Now these are the priests and the Levites who went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 12:12
In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses : of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 36:26
The king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet; but Yahweh hid them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:8
then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, to wit, 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 the Maacathite, they and their men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 51:59
The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief quartermaster.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 51:61
Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 52:24
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Seraiah

Seraiah: A Priest Who Returned from the Babylonian Captivity

Seraiah: A Priest Who Returned from the Babylonian Captivity: Called Azariah

Seraiah: A Ruler of the Temple After the Captivity

Seraiah: A Servant of Zedekiah

Seraiah: A Simeonite

Seraiah: Also Called Sheva, Shisha, and Shavsha: David's Scribe

Seraiah: An Israelite Captain Who Surrendered to Gedaliah

Seraiah: Chief Priest at the Time of Collapse of Jerusalem

Seraiah: Chief Priest at the Time of Collapse of Jerusalem: Father of Ezra

Seraiah: Chief Priest at the Time of Collapse of Jerusalem: Killed by Nebuchadnezzar

Seraiah: One Who Sealed the Covenant With Nehemiah

Seraiah: Son of Azriel: Commanded by King Jehoiakim to Seize the Prophet Jeremiah

Seraiah: Son of Kenaz

Related Terms

Seraiah's (1 Occurrence)

Serai'ah (18 Occurrences)

Neriah (10 Occurrences)

Jehozadak (8 Occurrences)

Mahseiah (2 Occurrences)

Azari'ah (46 Occurrences)

Ezra (28 Occurrences)

Quartermaster (1 Occurrence)

Zerub'babel (23 Occurrences)

Zephani'ah (10 Occurrences)

Kareah (14 Occurrences)

Kare'ah (14 Occurrences)

Neri'ah (8 Occurrences)

Nethani'ah (20 Occurrences)

Nerijah (8 Occurrences)

Netophathite (9 Occurrences)

Nethaniah (20 Occurrences)

Netoph'athite (3 Occurrences)

Jaazaniah (5 Occurrences)

Joha'nan (25 Occurrences)

Jehoz'adak (7 Occurrences)

Grandson (14 Occurrences)

Gedali'ah (28 Occurrences)

Tanhumeth (2 Occurrences)

Tanhu'meth (2 Occurrences)

Maacathite (4 Occurrences)

Ma-ac'athite (3 Occurrences)

Meonothai (2 Occurrences)

Meraiah (1 Occurrence)

Maachathite (7 Occurrences)

Mahsei'ah (2 Occurrences)

Meo'nothai (2 Occurrences)

Controller (10 Occurrences)

Azriel (3 Occurrences)

Ahi'tub (15 Occurrences)

Shavsha (1 Occurrence)

Saraias

Shelemiah (10 Occurrences)

Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)

Begot (119 Occurrences)

Begat (112 Occurrences)

Body-guard (23 Occurrences)

Threshold (28 Occurrences)

Chamberlain (14 Occurrences)

Ahitub (16 Occurrences)

Azariah (47 Occurrences)

Executioners (32 Occurrences)

Johanan (31 Occurrences)

Door-keepers (34 Occurrences)

Zerubbabel (25 Occurrences)

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)

Secretary (34 Occurrences)

Seraphim (2 Occurrences)

Serah (5 Occurrences)

Maaseiah (25 Occurrences)

Jeshua (30 Occurrences)

Gedaliah (31 Occurrences)

Rank (42 Occurrences)

Zedeki'ah (62 Occurrences)

Nehemiah (9 Occurrences)

Scribe (55 Occurrences)

Keepers (78 Occurrences)

Officer (70 Occurrences)

Mizpah (42 Occurrences)

Armed (147 Occurrences)

Zaraias

Kenaz (11 Occurrences)

Nehemi'ah (8 Occurrences)

Netophah (2 Occurrences)

Nerias

Othniel (7 Occurrences)

Oth'ni-el (6 Occurrences)

Joshibiah (1 Occurrence)

Joiakim (3 Occurrences)

Jeremiah's (4 Occurrences)

Jerahmeel (9 Occurrences)

Joi'akim (3 Occurrences)

Jerah'meel (8 Occurrences)

Jezani'ah (1 Occurrence)

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