ne-ri'-a (neriyah, "whose lamp is Yah"):

The father of Seraiah and of Baruch, Jeremiah's friend and secretary (Jeremiah 32:12,16; 36:4,8,32; 43:3). In Baruch 1:1 the Greek form of the name, Ner(e)ias, is given, and this shortened, Neri, occurs in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.

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