1. A high-priest in the time of king Ahaz. He is called a faithful witness by Isaiah, Isa 8:2; but erred in constructing and using at the king's request an altar unlike that prescribed in the law, Ex 27:1-8; 38:1-7; 2Ki 16:9-12.
2. A faithful prophet, from Kirjathjearim in Judah, in the time of Jehoiakim. He confirmed the predictions of Jeremiah against Judah; and having fled to Egypt for refuge from the enraged king, and been sent back by Pharaoh-necho on demand, he was wickedly slain and dishonorably buried, Jer 26:20-23. Compare 2Ki 24:4.
the lord is my light. (1.) A high priest in the time of Ahaz (2Ki 16:10-16), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar.
(2.) One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law (Ne 8:4).
(3.) A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jer 26:20-23). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."
1. One who stood by the side of Ezra when he read the book of the law. Ne 8:4.
2. Son of Shemaiah: he prophesied against Jerusalem and the land, and then fled into Egypt, but was sent for by Jehoiakim and put to death. Jer 26:20-23. See URIAH Nos. 2 and 3.
(light of Jehovah).
1. Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz,
probably the same as URIAH,
2. A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH,
3. One of the priests who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people.
4. The son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim. He prophesied in the days of Jehoiakim, B.C. 600, and the king sought to put him to death; but he escaped, and fled into Egypt. His retreat was soon covered; Elnathan and his men brought him up out of Egypt, and Jehoiakim slew him with the sword and cast his body forth among the graves of the common people