609BC – Uriah the Prophet

Jeremiah 26:20-23. Uriah the prophet, the son of Shemaiah, led by God, prophesied against Jerusalem and this land just as Jeremiah did. This got him into trouble with King Jehoiakim of Judah who hated these messages.

Uriah then escaped to Egypt to hide from the opposition but was found and brought back and killed by the king.

Uriah in Hebrew means: God is my light.

Six men in the Bible have the name Uriah.

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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