u-ri’-a, u-ri’-ja (’uriyah, in
(2) A priest under Ahaz, who carried into effect the latter’s commands to introduce an Assyrian altar into the Temple and to use it for the sacrifices (
(a) "faithful witness" means simply "one whom the people will believe," and
(b) the articles in the sanctuary were not held as immutably sacred in the time of Ahaz as they were in later days.
The omission of Uriah’s name from the list in
(3) A son of Shemaiah, of Kiriath-jearim, and a contemporary of Jeremiah. He was a prophet, and his prophecy agreed with Jeremiah’s in regards. Jehoiakim, roused to anger, arrested him, even at the trouble of a pursuit into Egypt, put him to death and desecrated his body (Jer 20-23). The story is told partly in order to show the greatness of Jeremiah’s dangers, partly to bear record of the goodness of AHIKAM (which see), Jeremiah’s protector.
(4) A priest, the father of MEREMOTH (which see) (
(5) One of those on Ezra’s right hand reading of the Law (