The meaning of Zaraias in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
za-ra'-yas, za-ri'-as (Zaraias):
(1) One of the leaders in the Return along with Zerubbabel (1 Esdras 5:8) = "Seraiah" of Ezra 2:2 and "Azariah" of Nehemiah 7:7 = the King James Version ZACHARIAS (which see).
(2) An ancestor of Ezra in 1 Esdras 8:2 (omitted in Codex Vaticanus and Swete) = "Zerahiah" of Ezra 7:4 and apparently= "Arna" of 2 Esdras 1:2.
(3) The father of Eliaonias, the leader of the sons of Phaath Moab under Ezra (1 Esdras 8:31)= "Zerahiah" of Ezra 8:4.
(4) One of "the sons of Saphatias" who went up with Ezra (1 Esdras 8:34) = "Zebadiah" of Ezra 8:8.
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