American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A Hebrew prophet of the seventh century B.C.
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
- n. an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
- Hebrew ṣəpanyāh, Yahweh has treasured : ṣāpan, ṣəpan, he has hidden, treasured; see ṣpn in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.After Zephaniah. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The chattering classes love to read the new Zadie Smith or hear Benjamin Zephaniah discussing his new book, "Gangsta Rap".”
“Zephaniah is not mentioned here as in Jer 21: 1, but is so in Jer 37: 3.”
“Zephaniah is advanced, sooner than he expected, to this place of trust and power, and Shemaiah would have him think that Providence had preferred him that he might persecute God's prophets, that he had come to this government for such a time as this, and that he was unjust and ungrateful if he did not thus improve his power, or, rather, abuse it.”
“Jehoiada, that great reformer in the days of Joash; and (says Mr. Gataker) he would insinuate that this Zephaniah is for spirit and zeal such another as he, and raised up, as he was, for the glory of God and the good of the church; and therefore it was expected from him that he should proceed against Jeremiah.”
“But Lagrange points out that the Jews did not believe that they offered their children to Jahveh, when they sacrificed them to Malik … Jeremiah 32: 35, and Zephaniah 1: 5, distinguish between Malik and the Hebrew God.”
“Zephaniah Swift, A system of the laws of the state of Connecticut: in six books, Volumes 1 – 2 of A System of the Laws of the State of Connecticut: In Six Book, pg.”
“Zephaniah. (3 pages) The coming judgment on Judah and on Israel's enemies.”
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“Eccentric but popular with locals, it holds regular events that draw large crowds – not surprising, considering it has links with authors Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah.”
“Zephaniah Platt said that he too would vote in favor because he thought it would “tend to the happiness of the people.””
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