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Zeph·a·ni·ah 1

A Hebrew prophet of the seventh century bc.

[Hebrew ṣəpanyāh, Yahweh has treasured : ṣāpan, ṣəpan, he has hidden, treasured; see ṣpn in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

Zeph·a·ni·ah 2

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[After Zephaniah.]


1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. a Hebrew prophet of the late 7th century bc
b. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah.
2. (Biography) Benjamin. born 1958, British poet, writer, and activist, born in Jamaica. His poetry collections include The Dread Affair (1985) and Too Black, Too Strong (2001)


(ˌzɛf əˈnaɪ ə)

1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zephaniah - a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
2.Zephaniah - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures


[ˌzefəˈnaɪə] NSofonías m