ZEPHANIAH


ZEPHANIAH
   a Hebrew prophet who prophesied in the interval between the decline and fall of Nineveh and the hostile advance of Babylon; forewarned the nation of the judgment of God impending over them for their ungodliness, and exhorted them to repentance as the only way of averting the inevitable doom, while he at the same time encouraged the faithful to persevere in their godly course with the assurance that the day of judgment would be succeeded by a day of glorious deliverance, that they would yet become "a name and a praise among the people of the earth."

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Zephaniah — 1 Zephaniah 2 Zephaniah 3 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Zephaniah — • The ninth of the twelve Minor Prophets of the Canon of the Old Testament; preached and wrote in the second half of the seventh century B.C Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Zephaniah — [zef΄ə nī′ə] n. [Heb tsefanya, lit., the Lord has hidden < tsafan, to hide + ya, God] Bible 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 7th cent. B.C. 2. the book of his prophecies: abbrev. Zep, Zeph, or Zp …   English World dictionary

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  • Zephaniah — /zef euh nuy euh/, n. 1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Zeph. * * * flourished 7th century BC One of the 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew scriptures, traditional author of the book of… …   Universalium

  • Zephaniah — noun 1. a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC • Syn: ↑Sophonias • Instance Hypernyms: ↑prophet 2. an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zephaniah 1 — 1 The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. 2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Zephaniah — noun Etymology: Hebrew Ṣĕphanyāh Date: 1568 1. a Hebrew prophet of the seventh century B.C. 2. an apocalyptic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible table …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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