Seraiah (Si-ray´yuh; Heb., probably “Yah[weh] persists”)

1 David’s scribe (2Sam 8:17); the same man’s name, however, is given as Sheva in (2Sam 20:25), as Shavsha in (1Chr 18:16), and as Shisha in (1Kgs 4:3). 2 The chief priest who had the misfortune to witness the burning of the First Temple in Jerusalem in 587 BCE before he was personally executed by Nebuchadnezzar (2Kgs 25:18-21; Jer 52:24-27). 3 The son of Tankhumeth who survived the same crisis and brought his militia to swear allegiance to Gedaliah, the Judean governor installed by the Babylonians (2Kgs 25:23; Jer 40:8). 4 The “quartermaster” who accompanied the defeated Judean king Zedekiah to Babylon, bearing with him the prophet Jeremiah’s written curse against that enemy kingdom (Jer 51:59-64). 5 The son of Azriel, whom King Jehoiakim had earlier sent to arrest Jeremiah and his scribe, Baruch (Jer 36:26). 6–12 Seven men mentioned in postexilic writings without biographical details (1Chr 4:13-14; 1Chr 4:35; 1Chr 6:14) [possibly to be identified with 2]; (Ezra 2:2); Ezra 7:1; Neh 10:2; Neh 11:11; Neh 12:1, Neh 12:12).

2Sam 8:17

17Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary;

2Sam 20:25

25Sheva was secretary; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

1Chr 18:16

16Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary;

1Kgs 4:3

3Elihoreph and Ahijah sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;

2Kgs 25:18-21

18The captain of the guard took the chief priest Seraiah, the second priest Zephaniah, and the three guardians of the threshold;19from the city he took an offic ... View more

Jer 52:24-27

24The captain of the guard took the chief priest Seraiah, the second priest Zephaniah, and the three guardians of the threshold;25and from the city he took an o ... View more

2Kgs 25:23

23Now when all the captains of the forces and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came with their men to Gedaliah ... View more

Jer 40:8

8they went to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth, the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, Jezaniah son of ... View more

Jer 51:59-64

Jeremiah's Command to Seraiah
59The word that the prophet Jeremiah commanded Seraiah son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, when he went with King Zedekiah of Judah to ... View more

Jer 36:26

26And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son and Seraiah son of Azriel and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest the secretary Baruch and the prophet Jeremiah. ... View more

1Chr 4:13-14

13The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.14Meonothai became the father of Ophrah; and Seraiah became the father ... View more

1Chr 4:35

35Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah son of Seraiah son of Asiel,

1Chr 6:14

14Azariah of Seraiah, Seraiah of Jehozadak;

Ezra 2:2

2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
The number of the Israelite people:

Ezra 7:1

The Coming and Work of Ezra
1After this, in the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,

Neh 10:2

2Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

Neh 11:11

11Seraiah son of Hilkiah son of Meshullam son of Zadok son of Meraioth son of Ahitub, officer of the house of God,

Neh 12:1

A List of Priests and Levites
1These are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

Neh 12:12

12In the days of Joiakim the priests, heads of ancestral houses, were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

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