What does Urijah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אוּרִיָּ֣ה Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 2
אוּרִיָּ֥ה Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אוּרִיָּ֨ה Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אֽוּרִיָּ֙הוּ֙ Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אוּרִיָּ֙הוּ֙ Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אוּרִיָּ֜הוּ Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אוּרִיָּה֙ Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
אוּרִיָּ֛ה Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1
וְאוּרִיָּ֧ה Hittite husband of Bathsheba. 1

Definitions Related to Urijah


   1 Hittite husband of Bathsheba.
   2 a priest who built king Ahaz’ heathen altar.
   3 a priest who rebuilt Jerusalem’s wall.
   4 a prophet slain by Jehoiakim.
   Additional Information: Uriah or Urijah = “Jehovah (Yahweh) is my light (flame)”.

Frequency of Urijah (original languages)

Frequency of Urijah (English)


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Urijah
The lord is my light.
A high priest in the time of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:10-16 ), at whose bidding he constructed an idolatrous altar like one the king had seen at Damascus, to be set up instead of the brazen altar.
One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he read and expounded the law (Nehemiah 8:4 ).
A prophet of Kirjath-jearim in the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jeremiah 26:20-23 ). He fled into Egypt from the cruelty of the king, but having been brought back he was beheaded and his body "cast into the graves of the common people."
Holman Bible Dictionary - Urijah
(yoo ri' juh) Personal name meaning, “flame of Yahweh.” Variant spelling of Uriah. 1. Chief priest who complied with Ahab's order to build an Assyrian-style altar for the Jerusalem Temple (2 Kings 16:10-16 ). Ahab likely hoped the incorporation of foreign elements into Israel's worship would impress the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser with his loyalty. 2. Prophet who joined Jeremiah in preaching against Jerusalem. When king Jehoiakim ordered his execution, Urijah fled to Egypt. He was, however, captured, returned to Jerusalem, and executed (Jeremiah 26:20-23 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Urijah
(See URIAH.)
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Urijah
1. One who stood by the side of Ezra when he read the book of the law. Nehemiah 8:4 .
2. Son of Shemaiah: he prophesied against Jerusalem and the land, and then fled into Egypt, but was sent for by Jehoiakim and put to death. Jeremiah 26:20-23 . See URIAHNos. 2 and 3.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Urijah
1. A high-priest in the time of king Ahaz. He is called a faithful witness by Isaiah, Isaiah 8:2 ; but erred in constructing and using at the king's request an altar unlike that prescribed in the law, Exodus 27:1-8 ; 38:1-7 ; 2 Kings 16:9-12 .
2. A faithful prophet, from Kirjathjearim in Judah, in the time of Jehoiakim. He confirmed the predictions of Jeremiah against Judah; and having fled to Egypt for refuge from the enraged king, and been sent back by Pharaoh-necho on demand, he was wickedly slain and dishonorably buried, Jeremiah 26:20-23 . Compare 2 Kings 24:4 .

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Uriah - Or Urijah
Uriah - URIAH, or Urijah (in AV [1] 1 below appears as Uriah [2], 2 as Uriah in Isaiah 8:2 and Urijah in 2 Kings 16:10-16 ; 2 Kings 16:4 as Uriah in Ezra 8:33 and Urijah in Nehemiah 3:4 ; Nehemiah 3:21 ; while Urijah only is found in the case of 3 and 5 . ]'>[3] Urijah is found only in 2 Kings 16:10-16 , Uriah elsewhere)
Meremoth - Son of Urijah the priest
Elnathan - Jehoiakim's ready tool for evil, in fetching the prophet Urijah out of Egypt to be killed (Jeremiah 26:22-23); one of the king's council when Jeremiah's roll was burned (Jeremiah 36:12; Jeremiah 36:25); he interceded with the king not to burn it
Urijah - When king Jehoiakim ordered his execution, Urijah fled to Egypt
Mer'Emoth - (elevations ),
Son of Uriah or Urijah the priest, of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the head of the seventh course of priests as established by David
Uri'Jah -
Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, (2 Kings 16:10 ) probably the same as URIAH , ...
A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH , ...
One of the priests who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people
Kirjath-Jearim - The prophet Urijah, who was put to death by Jehoiakim, Jeremiah 26:20, was born here, and after the captivity the people of the city returned in numbers to it
Uriah - By the order of the king he built an altar at Jerusalem after the fashion of one seen by Ahaz at Damascus, 2 Kings 16:10-16 , where he is called Urijah. Called Urijahin Nehemiah 3:4,21
Shemaiah - ...
The father of Urijah the prophet (Jeremiah 26:20 )
Against - Urijah made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus
Jehoiakim - ...
Jehoiakim was warned many times, but he resented the admonitions, and put Urijah the prophet to death
Fashion - King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar
Zechariah - ) The other witness was Uriah, or Urijah, a priest, whom Urijah used as his tool in copying the Damascus altar. (See Urijah
Shemai'ah - ) ...
The father of Urijah of Kirjath-jearim
Likeness - ...
First, the word means “pattern,” in the sense of the specifications from which an actual item is made: “Now King Ahaz went to Damascus … and saw the altar which was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the pattern of the altar and its model, according to all its workmanship” (2 Kings 16:10, NASB)
Zechariah - A son of Jeberechiah, associated with Urijah the high-priest by Isaiah as a "faithful witness," Isaiah 8:1 2 Chronicles 29:13
Shemaiah - Father of Urijah, a prophet
Shemaiah - Father of the prophet Urijah (Jeremiah 26:20 )
Jehoiakim - Urijah, son of Shemaiah, of Kirjath Jearim, prophesied against Jerusalem and Judah in the name of Jehovah thereupon Jehoiakim sought to kill him; he fled to Egypt, but Jehoiakim sent Elnathan of Achbor, and men with him, who brought Urijah back from Egypt, the Egyptian king allowing his vassal Jehoiakim to do so. By God's retribution in kind Jehoiakim's own body fared as he had treated Urijah's body. ...
Even Elnathan, who had been his tool against Urijah, recoiled from this, and interceded with Jehoiakim not to burn the roll; but he would not hear, nay even commanded his minions to apprehend Baruch and Jeremiah: but the Lord hid them (Psalms 31:20; Psalms 83:3; Isaiah 26:20)
Uri'ah - (Isaiah 8:2 ; 2 Kings 16:10-16 ) He is probably the same as Urijah the priest, who built the altar for Ahaz
Zacharias - Though Urijah was slain subsequently to Zacharias (Jeremiah 26:23), yet Zacharias is the last as the canon was arranged, Chronicles standing in it last; Christ names Zacharias as the last and Abel as the first martyr in the Scripture canon
Azari'ah - He succeeded Urijah, who was high priest in the reign of Ahaz
Persecution in the Bible - The prophets—Amos (1 Kings 7:10-12 ), Jeremiah (Revelation 3:8-10 ; Jeremiah 15:15 ; Jeremiah 37-38 ), and Urijah (Jeremiah 26:20-23 )—suffered persecution because they fleshed out the will of God in adverse circumstances
High Priest - Jehoiada in Athaliah's and Joash's reigns, Zechariah, his son Azariah in Uzziah's reign, Urijah in Ahaz's reign, and Azariah under Hezekiah. ...
On the other hand the priests truckled to the idolatrous Manasseh; the high priest Urijah was Ahaz' ready tool in copying the Damascus altar, supplanting Jehovah's brazen altar (2 Kings 16:10-16)
Jeremiah, Book of - To this it was apparently responded that Jehoiakim had putthe prophet Urijah to death
Altar - side of the new altar which Urijah the priest had made after the pattern which Ahaz had seen at Damascus (2 Kings 16:14)
Jeremiah - The "princes," including doubtless some of Josiah's counselors or their sons, interposed in his behalf (Hebrews 8:8-12), appealing to Micah's case, who had uttered a like prophecy in Hezekiah's reign with impunity; adding the implication which they durst not express, that though Urijah who prophesied similarly was brought back from his flight into Egypt, and slain by Jehoiakim, yet that the notorious prostration of the state showed that evil, not good, is the result of such persecutions