🔼The name Zerahiah in the Bible
There are two men named Zerahiah in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Zerahiah
The name Zerahiah consists of two elements, the first being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The first part of our name comes from the verb זרח (zarah), meaning to rise or shine:
For a meaning of the name Zerahiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Appearing. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Rising Of Light Of The Lord. And BDB Theological Dictionary has Yah Has Risen or Shined.