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Zephaniah (book of the Bible)

Zephaniah (zĕf´ənī´ə), prophetic book of the Bible. The prophet, who lived in the reign (c.640–609 BC) of King Josiah of Judah, traces his genealogy to King Hezekiah. Zephaniah denounces Judah for idolatry, luxury, and for presuming on God's protection. The Day of the Lord, the prophet announces, will bring doom on Judah's people and on the nations. However, the book ends with a prediction of salvation and the return from captivity of a remnant of Israel. One oracle in chapter 3, a picture of restored Jerusalem, is almost certainly a post-exilic addition.

See studies by D. Baker (1988), O. P. Robertson (1990), and J. J. M. Roberts (1990).

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Zephaniah

Zephaniah (active c.630 bc) Old Testament prophet. Zephaniah was named as the author of the Book of Zephaniah, the ninth of the 12 books of the Minor Prophets. He condemned Israel's religious and political corruption and stressed the certainty of God's judgment against Israel.

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Zephaniah. Prophet of the 7th cent. BCE. The Book of Zephaniah is the ninth of the Minor Prophets, and the author is probably reacting to the abuses current in the days of King Manasseh (687–642 BCE).

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Zephaniah (prophet in the Bible)

Zephaniah (zĕf´ənī´ə), in the Bible. 1 Prophet, author of the book of Zephaniah. 2 Father of Hen. 3 Father of Josiah2.4 Singer. 5 Important priest at the time of the Captivity.

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Zephaniah a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century bc; a book of the Bible containing his prophecies.

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