Book of Zephaniah

Book of Zephaniah
noun
an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
Syn: ↑Zephaniah, ↑Sophonias
Instance Hypernyms: ↑book
Part Holonyms: ↑Prophets, ↑Nebiim, ↑Old Testament

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  • Zephaniah — {For|the prophetic book|Book of Zephaniah}Zephaniah or Tzfanya (Hebrew Name|צְפַנְיָה|Ẓəfanya|Ṣəp̄anyāh| Concealed of/is Lord ) is the name of several people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. He is also called Sophonias as in the New… …   Wikipedia

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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, book of — Zephaniah was one of the twelve Minor Prophets [[➝ prophets]] of the OT. He lived in the reign of Josiah (646–609 BCE) and may have been descended from King Hezekiah. He was one of those who were appalled by the apostasies of Manasseh (697–642… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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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  • Book of Habakkuk — The Book of Habakkuk is the eighth book of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible.Cross 2005] It is attributed to the prophet Habakkuk, and was probably composed in the late 7th century BC. A copy of chapters 1 and 2 (of 3) is included in the… …   Wikipedia

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