Zephaniah (Zef´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “Yah[weh] has concealed” or “Yah[weh] has preserved”)

1 A priest who served as an intermediary between King Zedekiah of Judah and the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 21:1; Jer 37:3; early sixth century BCE). He was taken before the king of Babylon at Riblah and there put to death (Jer 52:24-27). 2 An ancestor of the prophet Samuel (1Chr 6:36). 3 The father of Josiah; he was living in Jerusalem in the mid-sixth century BCE when Darius decreed the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple (Zech 6:10-14). 4 A prophet during the reign of King Josiah of Judah (640–609 BCE).

Jer 21:1

Jerusalem Will Fall to Nebuchadrezzar
1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur son of Malchiah and the prie ... View more

Jer 37:3

3King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to the prophet Jeremiah saying, “Please pray for us to the Lord our God.”

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

1Chr 6:36

36son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah,

Zech 6:10-14

10Collect silver and gold from the exiles—from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah—who have arrived from Babylon; and go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zep ... View more

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