Urijah

Urijah [N] [S]

the lord is my light.

  • A high priest in the time of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 16:10-16 ), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar.

  • One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law ( Nehemiah 8:4 ).

  • A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah ( Jeremiah 26:20-23 ). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Urijah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Urijah [N] [E]

    (light of Jehovah ).

    1. Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, ( 2 Kings 16:10 ) probably the same as URIAH,
    2. A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH,
    3. One of the priests who stood at Ezras right hand when he read the law to the people. ( Nehemiah 8:4 ) (B.C. 458.)
    4. 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 Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Urijah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    URIJAH

    See URIAH, URIJAH.


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