Bible Names H-M: Jerahmeel
Jerahmeel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
loving God. (1.) The son of Hezron, the brother of Caleb (1
2:9, 25, 26, etc.).
(2.) The son of Kish, a Levite (1 Chr. 24:29).
(3.) Son of Hammelech (Jer. 36:26).
Jerahmeel in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Jerahmeel in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Hezron
-2. Son of Kish
-3. An officer of Jehoiakim, king of Judah
Jerahmeel in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(mercy of God).
1. First-born son of hezron, the son of Pharez, the
son of Judah, 1Ch 2:9,25-27,33,42 and founder of the family of
Jerahmeelites. 1Sa 27:10 (B.C. before 1491.)
2. A Merarite Levite, the representative of the family
of Kish, the son of Mahli. 1Ch 24:29 comp. 1Chr 23:21 (B.C.
3. Son of Hammelech, who was employed by Jehoiakim to
make Jeremiah and baruch prisoners, after the had burnt the
roll of Jeremiah's prophecy. Jer 36:26 (B.C. 505.)
Jerahmeel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
je-ra'-me-el, je-ra'-me-el-its (yerachme'el, "may God have
(1) In 1 Ch 2:9,25,26,27,33,42, he is described as the son
of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah by Tamar his
daughter-in-law (Gen 38). In 1 Sam 27:10 is mentioned the
neghebh of the (ha-yerach-me'eli, a collective noun), the
Revised Version (British and American) "the South of the
Jerahmeelites." The latter is a tribal name in use probably
before the proper name, above; their cities are mentioned in
1 Sam 30:29. Cheyne has radical views on Jerahmeel. See EB,
under the word; also T. Witton Davies in Review of Theology
and Philosophy, III, 689-708 (May, 1908); and Cheyne's
replies in Hibbert Journal, VII, 132-51 (October, 1908), and
Decline and Fall of the Kingdom of Judah.
(2) A Merarite Levite, son of Kish (1 Ch 24:29).
(3) "The king's son," the Revised Version (British and
American) and the King James Version margin (Jer 36:26). the
Revised Version margin, the King James Version have "son of
Hammelech," taking the word ha-melek as a proper name. He
was "probably a royal prince, one who had a king among his
ancestors but not necessarily son of the ruling king; so
38:6; 1 Ki 22:26b; especially Zeph 1:8 written at a time
when the reigning king, Josiah, could not have had a grown-
up `son' " (Driver, Jeremiah, 224, note e). Jerahmeel was
with two others commanded by Jehoiakim to arrest Jeremiah
David Francis Roberts
Jerahmeel in Wikipedia
The name Jerahmeel (Hebrew יְרַחְמְאֵל, Greek ιραμεηλ) appears
several times in the Tanakh. It means "He will obtain mercy of
God" or "God pities" or "May God have compassion" There
are probably three distinct persons of that name in the
Tanakh. In order of their lifetimes they are:
a son of Hezron and great-grandson of Judah, as given in the
extended genealogies in 1 Chronicles 2:9 , 2:25-26 and 2:42 .
a son of Kish, one of the Levites appointed by David to
administer the temple worship, as described in 1 Chronicles
a son of Hammelech (or son of the king) sent with others by
Jehoiakim to arrest Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the
prophet, as given in Jeremiah 36:26 ...
Jerahmeel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 24:29
Concerning Kish: the son of Kish [was] Jerahmeel.
Jerahmeel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:33
And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the
sons of Jerahmeel.
Jerahmeel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:42
Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel [were], Mesha
his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of
Mareshah the father of Hebron.
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