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Zephaniah

[ zef-uh-nahy-uh ]
/ ˌzɛf əˈnaɪ ə /
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noun

a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviations: Zeph., Zp.

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Origin of Zephaniah

From Hebrew Ṣəphanyāh “God has hidden”
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British Dictionary definitions for Zephaniah

Zephaniah
/ (ˌzɛfəˈnaɪə) /

noun

Old Testament
  1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 7th century bc
  2. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
Douay spelling: Sophonias (ˌsɒfəˈnaɪəs)
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)
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