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Seraiah or Sraya (שְׂרָיָה "Soldier/Prince of/is the LORD",
Standard Hebrew Səraya, Tiberian Hebrew Śərāyāh) is the name
of several people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible:
The father of Joab (1 Chronicles 4:13, 14).
The grandfather of Jehu (1 Chr. 4:35).
One of David's scribes or secretaries (2 Samuel 8:17).
A Netophathite (Jer. 40:8), a chief priest of the time of
Zedekiah. He was carried captive by Nebuchadnezzar to
Babylon, and there put to death (2 Kings 25:18, 23).
Father or ancestor of Ezra the scribe (Book of Ezra 7:1),
understood by many as the same person as Seraiah (4)
A ruler of the temple (Nehemiah 11:11).
A priest of the days of Jehoiakim (Neh. 12:1, 12).
Seraiah ben Neriah. The son of Neriah. When Zedekiah made a
journey to Babylon to do homage to Nebuchadnezzar, Seraiah
had charge of the royal gifts to be presented on that
occasion. Jeremiah took advantage of the occasion, and sent
with Seraiah a word of cheer to the exiles in Babylon, and
an announcement of the doom in store for that guilty city.
The roll containing this message (Jeremiah 50:1-8) Seraiah
was to read to the exiles, and then, after fixing a stone to
it, was to throw it into the Euphrates, uttering, as it
sank, the prayer recorded in Jer. 51:59-64. Babylon was at
this time in the height of its glory, the greatest and most
powerful monarchy in the world. Scarcely seventy years
elapsed when the words of the prophet were all fulfilled.
Jer. 51:59 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Now Seraiah
was chief chamberlain," instead of "was a quiet prince," as
in the Authorized Version.