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Zephaniah

(zĕf'ənī`ə), in the Bible. 1 Prophet, author of the book of ZephaniahZephaniah
, prophetic book of the Bible. The prophet, who lived in the reign (c.640–609 B.C.) of King Josiah of Judah, traces his genealogy to King Hezekiah. Zephaniah denounces Judah for idolatry, luxury, and for presuming on God's protection.
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. 2 Father of HenHen,
in the Bible, man who was to have a memorial in the temple.
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. 3 Father of JosiahJosiah
or Josias
, in the Bible. 1 King of Judah, son and successor of Amon. The great event of his reign came in its 18th year, when the book of the law, apparently Deuteronomy, was found in the Temple.
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 (2.) 4 Singer. 5 Important priest at the time of the Captivity.

Zephaniah

(zĕf'ənī`ə), prophetic book of the Bible. The prophet, who lived in the reign (c.640–609 B.C.) of King Josiah of Judah, traces his genealogy to King HezekiahHezekiah
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Ahaz. During his reign Sennacherib of Assyria routed (701 B.C.) the rebellious Jews, laid seige to Jerusalem, and exacted a high indemnity from them.
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. Zephaniah denounces Judah for idolatry, luxury, and for presuming on God's protection. The Day of the Lord, the prophet announces, will bring doom on Judah's people and on the nations. However, the book ends with a prediction of salvation and the return from captivity of a remnant of Israel. One oracle in chapter 3, a picture of restored Jerusalem, is almost certainly a post-exilic addition.

Bibliography

See studies by D. Baker (1988), O. P. Robertson (1990), and J. J. M. Roberts (1990).

Zephaniah

1 Old Testament
1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 7th century bc
2. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah

Zephaniah

2
Benjamin. born 1958, British poet, writer, and activist, born in Jamaica. His poetry collections include The Dread Affair (1985) and Too Black, Too Strong (2001)
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