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Bible Names N-Z: Nehelamite


Nehelamite in Easton's Bible Dictionary the name given to a false prophet Shemaiah, who went with the captives to Babylon (Jer. 29:24, 31, 32). The origin of the name is unknown. It is rendered in the marg, "dreamer."

Nehelamite in Fausset's Bible Dictionary A title from the father or the country, Shemaiah (Jeremiah 29:24; Jeremiah 29:31-32). Halam means a "dream"; Jeremiah glances at the "dreamer" scornfully (Jeremiah 29:8).

Nehelamite in Hitchcock's Bible Names dreamer; vale; brook

Nehelamite in Smiths Bible Dictionary the designation of a man named Shemaiah, a false prophet, who went with the captivity to Babylon. Jer 29:24,31,32 The name is no doubt formed from that either of Shemaiah's native place or the progenitor of his family which of the two is uncertain.

Nehelamite in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ne-hel'-a-mit, (ha-necheldmi): The designation of Shemaiah, a false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jer 29:24,31,32). The word means "dweller of Nehelam," but no such place-name is found in the Old Testament. Its etymology, however, suggests a connection with the Hebrew chalam, "to dream," and this has given rise to the rendering of the King James Version margin "dreamer."

Nehelamite Scripture - Jeremiah 29:24 [Thus] shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,

Nehelamite Scripture - Jeremiah 29:31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:

Nehelamite Scripture - Jeremiah 29:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.

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