Sherezer

2 Kings 25:8‑10; Zechariah 7:2‑5; 2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38
One of the messengers sent to the house of God in the fourth year of king Darius, to pray and to inquire concerning the continuation of fasting in the fifth month (probably in commemoration of the destruction of the temple etc., (2 Kings 25:8-108And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: 9And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire. 10And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about. (2 Kings 25:8‑10)). God’s answer was that they had not fasted to Him (Zech. 7:2-52When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and their men, to pray before the Lord, 3And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years? 4Then came the word of the Lord of hosts unto me, saying, 5Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me? (Zechariah 7:2‑5)). The name is really Persian and is identical with that of Sharezer, son of Sennacherib in 2 Kings 19:3737And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead. (2 Kings 19:37); Isa. 37:3838And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead. (Isaiah 37:38)).