Seraiah

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).

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