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Saraias

SARAIAS

sa-ra'-yas, sa-ri'-as (Saraias; Latin, Sareus):

(1) = Seraiah, the high priest in the reign of Zedekiah (1 Esdras 5:5, compare 1 Chronicles 6:14).

(2) Sareus the father of Ezra (2 Esdras 1:1) = "Seraiah" in Ezra 7:1, sometimes identified with Saraias under (1). He is probably identical with the "Azaraias" of 1 Esdras 8:1.

(3) the King James Version = the Revised Version (British and American) "Azaraias" (1 Esdras 8:1).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SARAIAS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.