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Zephaniah in Wikipedia
Zephaniah or Tzfanya (Hebrew: צְפַנְיָה, Modern Tsfanya Tiberian
Ṣəp̄anyā ; "Concealed of/is Lord") is the name of several
people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. He is
also called Sophonias as in the New Catholic Encyclopaedia and
in Easton's [Bible] Dictionary. The name might mean "Yah(weh)
has concealed", "[he whom] Yah(weh) has hidden", or ""Yah(weh)
lies in wait"". The most well-known Biblical figure bearing
the name Zephaniah is the son of Cushi, and great-grandson of
Hezekiah, ninth in the literary order of the minor prophets.
He prophesied in the days of Josiah, king of Judah (B.C. 641-
610), and was contemporary with Jeremiah, with whom he had
much in common. The only primary source from which we obtain
our scanty knowledge of the personality and the rhetorical and
literary qualities of this individual is the short book of the
Old Testament (containing only three chapters), which bears
his name. The scene of his activity was the city of Jerusalem.
(Zeph 1:4-10; 3:1, 14)...