- 1 Biblical characters
- 1.1 One of David's scribes or secretaries
- 1.2 High Priest
- 1.3 Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth
- 1.4 The father of Joab
- 1.5 The grandfather of Jehu
- 1.6 One of those who returned from exile with Ezra
- 1.7 Father or ancestor of Ezra the scribe
- 1.8 A ruler of the temple
- 1.9 An officer of King Jehoiakim
- 1.10 Seraiah ben Neriah
- 2 Others
- 3 Contemporary
- 4 References
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| High Priest of Israel
Late 6th century BC
Title next held byJoshua
Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth
Also son of Kenaz (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14). It is unlikely that this Joab is the son of Tsruiah, King David's sister, because the Seraiah mentioned in the Book of Chronicles was the brother of Othniel, the nephew of Caleb, who lived centuries earlier. 1 Chronicles 4:13, Joshua 15:17.
Also father of Joshibiah and son of Asiel (1 Chronicles 4:35).
One of those who returned from exile with Ezra
A ruler of the temple
Son of Azriel (Jeremiah 36:26)
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.
- Sariah - according to the Book of Mormon, the wife of Lehi, and the mother of Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi
- Zrahia, a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. Named after Seraiah, the father of Ezra and one of the Jews who came to the Land of Israel after their Babylonian captivity
- Serayah McNeill, American actress, singer
- Souvay, Charles. "Esdras." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 23 Dec. 2009 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05535a.htm>.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). . Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. Christian Classics Ethereal Library