Uriah the prophet, Jeremiah 26:20-23


Urijah the prophet the son of Shemaiah, whom King Jehoiakim of Judah sent for from Egypt and then had him murdered.

Uriah prophesied the same things against Jerusalem and this land as Jeremiah did which got him into trouble with King Jehoiakim.

Uriah in Hebrew means: Jah is light.

Six men in the Bible have the name Urijah.

Background Reading:

Uriah the Prophet

20 There was also a man named Uriah, Shemaiah’s son from Kiriath-jearim, who prophesied in the LORD’s name. He prophesied about this city and this land in words similar to those of Jeremiah. 21 King Jehoiakim, all his troops, and all the officials heard his words, and the king sought to kill him. Uriah heard about this and was afraid, so he fled and went to Egypt. 22 King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt. He sent Achbor’s son Elnathan, along with a contingent of men into Egypt. 23 They brought Uriah out of Egypt and brought him to King Jehoiakim, who killed him with a sword. Then they threw his body into a common grave.”
Jeremiah 26:20-23

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