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Saraias

SARAIAS. KJV and ASV form of Seraiah. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) sa-ra’-yas, sa-ri’-as (Saraias; Latin, Sareus): (1) = Seraiah, the high priest in the reign of Zedekiah (1 Esdras 5:5, compare 1Ch 6:14). (2) Sareus the father of Ezra (2 Esdras 1:1) = "Seraiah" in Ezr 7:1, sometimes identified with Saraias under (1). He is probably identical with the "Azaraias" of 1 Esdras 8:1. (3) the [[King James Version]] = the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) "Azaraias" (1 Esdras 8:1).