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Neriah meaning

נריה

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🔼The name Neriah in the Bible

There's only one Neriah in the Bible, although he plays no active role. We know about him only because of his famous son: Baruch, the amanuensis of the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:12). He is also called נריהו; Neriahu (Jeremiah 36:14), and his other son Seraiah worked for Jeremiah as well (Jeremiah 51:59).

The Lukan evangelist mentions a Neri in the genealogy of Jesus, namely as the grandfather of Zerubbabel (Luke 3:27). That would mean that Neri and Neriah were roughly contemporaries.

🔼Etymology of the name Neriah

The name Neriah consists of two elements. The first part comes from the noun נר (ner), meaning lamp:

The second part of our name is יה or יהו, which are abbreviated forms of יהוה, the Name of the Lord: YHWH.

🔼Neriah meaning

For a meaning of the name Neriah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is A Lamp and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar: Lamp Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name.