Zephaniah

noun
Zeph·​a·​ni·​ah | \ ˌze-fə-ˈnī-ə How to pronounce Zephaniah (audio) \

Definition of Zephaniah

1 : a Hebrew prophet of the seventh century b.c.
2 : an apocalyptic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Zephaniah

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Zephaniah

Hebrew Ṣĕphanyāh

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“Zephaniah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zephaniah. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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