Zephaniah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jehovah has concealed, or Jehovah of darkness. (1.) The son
Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth
order of the minor prophets. He prophesied in the
Josiah, king of Judah (B.C. 641-610), and was
Jeremiah, with whom he had much in common. The book
prophecies consists of:
(a) An introduction (1:1-6), announcing the judgment
world, and the judgment upon Israel, because of
(b) The description of the judgment (1:7-18).
(c) An exhortation to seek God while there is still
(d) The announcement of judgment on the heathen
(e) The hopeless misery of Jerusalem (3:1-7).
(f) The promise of salvation (3:8-20).
(2.) The son of Maaseiah, the "second priest" in the
Zedekiah, often mentioned in Jeremiah as having been
the king to inquire (Jer. 21:1) regarding the coming
he had denounced, and to entreat the prophet's
the judgment threatened might be averted (Jer.
29:25, 26, 29;
37:3; 52:24). He, along with some other captive
Jews, was put to
death by the king of Babylon "at Riblah in the land
(2 Kings 25:21).
(3.) A Kohathite ancestor of the prophet Samuel (1
(4.) The father of Josiah, the priest who dwelt in
when Darius issued the decree that the temple should