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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Zeph·a·ni·ah /ˌzɛfəˈnaɪə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a Hebrew minor poet of the late 7th century BC [syn: Sophonias]
      2: an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah
         which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgement
         by God upon the sinners of Judah [syn: Sophonias, Book
         of Zephaniah]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Jehovah has concealed, or Jehovah of darkness. (1.) The son of
    Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth in the
    order of the minor prophets. He prophesied in the days of
    Josiah, king of Judah (B.C. 641-610), and was contemporary with
    Jeremiah, with whom he had much in common. The book of his
    prophecies consists of:
      (a) An introduction (1:1-6), announcing the judgment of the
    world, and the judgment upon Israel, because of their
      (b) The description of the judgment (1:7-18).
      (c) An exhortation to seek God while there is still time
      (d) The announcement of judgment on the heathen (2:4-15).
      (e) The hopeless misery of Jerusalem (3:1-7).
      (f) The promise of salvation (3:8-20).
      (2.) The son of Maaseiah, the "second priest" in the reign of
    Zedekiah, often mentioned in Jeremiah as having been sent from
    the king to inquire (Jer. 21:1) regarding the coming woes which
    he had denounced, and to entreat the prophet's intercession that
    the judgment threatened might be averted (Jer. 29:25, 26, 29;
    37:3; 52:24). He, along with some other captive Jews, was put to
    death by the king of Babylon "at Riblah in the land of Hamath"
    (2 Kings 25:21).
      (3.) A Kohathite ancestor of the prophet Samuel (1 Chr. 6:36).
      (4.) The father of Josiah, the priest who dwelt in Jerusalem
    when Darius issued the decree that the temple should be rebuilt
    (Zech. 6:10).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Zephaniah, the Lord is my secret