All the Men of the Bible - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Seraiah [Sĕra ī'ah]—jehovah is prince, the lord is my prince, or soldier of the lord.
- One of king David’s scribes (2 Sam. 8:17; see 1 Chron. 18:16 for Shavsha).
- The son of Azariah and chief priest at Jerusalem when Nebuchadnezzar took it. This Seraiah, along with other renowned captives, was put to death at Riblah (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chron. 6:14; Ezra 7:1; Jer. 52:24).
- A son of Tanhumeth, from Netophah, whom Gedaliah advised to submit to the Chaldeans. He was one of “the captains of the forces” (2 Kings 25:23; Jer. 40:8).
- The second son of Kenez, brother of Othniel and father of Joab (1 Chron. 4:13, 14).
- A prince of Simeon, son of Asiel and grandfather of Jehu, who drove furiously (1 Chron. 4:35).
- One of the twelve leaders, a priest who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 10:2; 12:1, 12).
- A priest, son of Hilkiah, dwelling in Jerusalem after the exile and called “ruler of the house of God” (Neh. 11:11; 12:1).
- A chief man, son of Aziel, and sent by Jehoiakim to apprehend Jeremiah and Baruch (Jer. 36:26).
- A son of Neriah and brother of Baruch, a prince of Judah who went to Babylon with Zedekiah (Jer. 51:59, 61). For “quiet prince” the RV has “chief chamberlain.”
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.