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urijah in the Bible

the lord is my light. (1.) A high priest in the time of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:10-16), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar. (2.) One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law (Neh. 8:4). (3.) A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jer. 26:20-23). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The precedent of Micah helped to save him, though it had not saved urijah.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Thus did urijah the priest, according to all that King Ahaz commanded.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Some think that Zaraces is a corruption for urijah, and "his brother" a clerical error.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • It was this Elnathan whom the king chose as a fitting ambassador to demand the extradition of the prophet urijah from Egypt.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • urijah, who was slain by Jehoiakim, was "cast into the graves of the common people."

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