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Zerahiah meaning

זרחיה

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🔼The name Zerahiah in the Bible

There are two men named Zerahiah in the Bible:

  • A high priest and son of Uzzi, a descendant of Aaron, through his son Eleazar (1 Chronicles 6:6).
  • The father of a man named Eliehoenai, who led a group of 200 returnees from the Babylonian exile and traveled with Ezra (Ezra 8:4).

🔼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:

🔼Zerahiah meaning

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.