Urijah [N] [E]
(light of Jehovah ).
- Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, ( 2 Kings 16:10 ) probably the same as URIAH,
- A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH,
- One of the priests who stood at Ezras right hand when he read the law to the people. ( Nehemiah 8:4 ) (B.C. 458.)
- The son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim. He prophesied in the days of Jehoiakim, B.C. 600, and the king sought to put him to death; but he escaped, and fled into Egypt. His retreat was soon covered; Elnathan and his men brought him up out of Egypt, and Jehoiakim slew him with the sword and cast his body forth among the graves of the common people ( Jeremiah 26:20-23 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Urijah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.