Gemariah


Gemariah
There are two people of this name:
1) The son of Shaphan who tried to save Jeremiah's scroll from being burnt up (Jer. 36:10 ff.).
2) The son of Hilkiah who took Jeremiah's letter to Babylon to encourage the exiles to settle down (Jer. 29:3). Yahweh could be worshipped there and the destruction of his Temple did not imply the impossibility of Jewish worship elsewhere.

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  • GEMARIAH — (Heb. גְּמַרְיָהוּ, גְּמַרְיָה; Yahu has accomplished ), two biblical figures. (1) Gemariah son of Hilkiah was one of Zedekiah s emissaries to Nebuchadnezzar, who brought the letter written by Jeremiah to the elders in exile (Jer. 29:3). He is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gemariah —    Jehovah has made perfect.    1) The son of Shaphan, and one of the Levites of the temple in the time of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:10; 2 Kings 22:12). Baruch read aloud to the people from Gemariah s chamber, and again in the hearing of Gemariah and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Jeremiah 36 — 1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against… …   The King James version of the Bible

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  • SHAPHAN — (Heb. ןָפָש; rock badger, hyrax, coney ), son of Azaliah, Josiah s scribe and the head of one of the most influential and pro Babylonian families in the last days of Judah (II Kings 22:3). Shaphan was one of the messengers sent by the king to the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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