Share'zer (Heb. Share'tser; שִׁראֶצֶר, Persian for prince of fire; Sept. Σαρασάρ v.r. Σαρασά), the name of two men.

1. A son of Sennacherib (q.v.), who, with his brother Adrammelech, murdered their father in the house of the god Nisroch (2Ki 19:37; Isa 37:38). B.C. post 711. "Moses of Chorene calls him Sanasar, and says that he was favorably received by the Armenian king to whom he fled, and given a tract of country on the Assyrian frontier, where his descendants became very numerous (Hist. Amen. 1, 22). He is not mentioned as engaged in the murder, either by Polyhistor or Abydenus. who both speak of Adrammelech."

2. A messenger sent along with Regem-melech (q.v.), in the fourth year of Darius, by the people who had returned from the captivity to inquire concerning fasting in the fifth month (Zec 7:2, A.V. "Sherezer"). B.C. 519.

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