Gemariah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jehovah has made perfect. (1.) The son of Shaphan, and one
the Levites of the temple in the time of Jehoiakim
2 Kings 22:12). Baruch read aloud to the people from
chamber, and again in the hearing of Gemariah and
the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jer. 36:11-20), which
with terror. He joined with others in entreating the
king not to
destroy the roll of the prophecies which Baruch had
(2.) The son of Hilkiah, who accompanied Shaphan
tribute-money from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and
bearer at the same time of a letter from Jeremiah to
captives at Babylon (Jer. 29:3, 4).
Gemariah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Shaphan the scribe's son, Michaiah's father. From his
chamber in the Lord's house Baruch read Jeremiah's threatening
prophecy in the people's hearing (Jeremiah 36). Michaiah
reported it, anti Baruch being summoned read it again before
the princes seated in council in the scribe's chamber in the
king's house. Gemariah, as the other princes, was "afraid"
thereat, and said, "We will surely tell the king of all these
words" (not a threat, but implying that so momentous a
prophecy ought to be told the king). Gemariah had some fear of
God and moral courage, for he, with Elnathan and Delaiah,
interceded with king Jehoiakim not to burn the roll; but he
would not hear them.
2. Son of Hilkiah, the high priest who found the book
of the law in the Lord's house, and showed it to Shaphan (2
Kings 22:8); sent by king Zedekiah on an embassy to
Nebuchadnezzar; entrusted by Jeremiah with a letter to the
captives in Babylon. Inheriting from his father, like the
former Gemariah, some regard for sacred things (Jeremiah 29:1-
Gemariah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
accomplishment or perfection of the Lord
Gemariah in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of Shaphan
-2. An ambassador of Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar
Gemariah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(perfected by Jehovah).
1. Son of Shaphan the scribe, and father of Michaiah.
He was one of the nobles of Judah, and had a chamber int he
house of the Lord, from which Baruch read Jeremiah's alarming
prophecy in the ears of all the people, B.C. 606. Jer 36:1 ...
2. Son of Hilkiah, was made the bearer of Jeremiah's
letter to the captive Jews. Jer 29:3 (B.C. 594.)
Gemariah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
gem-a-ri'-a (gemaryahu, gemaryah, "Yahweh hath accomplished"):
(1) Son of Shaphan the scribe, one of the princes, from whose
chamber Baruch read Jeremiah's prophecies to the people. He,
with others, sought to stay Jehoiakim from burning the roll
(2) Son of Hilkiah, one of Zedekiah's ambassadors to Babylon,
by whom Jeremiah sent his letter to the captives (Jer 29:3).
Gemariah Scripture - Jeremiah 29:3
By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the
son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon
to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
Gemariah Scripture - Jeremiah 36:10
Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the
house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of
Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the
new gate of the LORD'S house, in the ears of all the people.
Gemariah Scripture - Jeremiah 36:12
Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, [even] Elishama
the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the
son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.