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    Pashur in Easton's Bible Dictionary release. (1.) The son of Immer (probably the same as Amariah, Neh. 10:3; 12:2), the head of one of the priestly courses, was "chief governor [Heb. paqid nagid, meaning "deputy governor"] of the temple" (Jer. 20:1, 2). At this time the _nagid_, or "governor," of the temple was Seraiah the high priest (1 Chr. 6:14), and Pashur was his _paqid_, or "deputy." Enraged at the plainness with which Jeremiah uttered his solemn warnings of coming judgements, because of the abounding iniquity of the times, Pashur ordered the temple police to seize him, and after inflicting on him corporal punishment (forty stripes save one, Deut. 25:3; comp. 2 Cor. 11:24), to put him in the stocks in the high gate of Benjamin, where he remained all night. On being set free in the morning, Jeremiah went to Pashur (Jer. 20:3, 5), and announced to him that God had changed his name to Magor-missabib, i.e., "terror on every side." The punishment that fell upon him was probably remorse, when he saw the ruin he had brought upon his country by advising a close alliance with Egypt in opposition to the counsels of Jeremiah (20:4-6). He was carried captive to Babylon, and died there. (2.) A priest sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord (1 Chr. 24:9; Jer. 21:1; 38:1-6). He advised that the prophet should be put to death. (3.) The father of Gedaliah. He was probably the same as (1).

    Pashur in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("prosperity everywhere") (Gesenius). 1. Jeremiah 20:1-6. A priest, Immer's son, of the 16th order (1 Chronicles 9:12), "chief governor in the house of the Lord." There were 24 in all: 16 of Eleazar's sons, eight of Ithamar's, answering (Luke 22:4) to the captains of the temple (1 Chronicles 24:14). Smote and put in the stocks Jeremiah for foretelling Jerusalem's desolation. On the following day Jeremiah, when brought out of the stocks, foretold that he should be not Pashur but Magor-Missabib, a terror to himself and his friends; he and all in his house, and all his friends to whom he had "prophesied lies" (Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 18:18), should go into captivity and die in Babylon. 2. Jeremiah 21:1; Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 38:1-2; Jeremiah 38:6; 1 Chronicles 24:9; 1 Chronicles 24:14; Nehemiah 11:12. frontMAGOR-MISSABIB.) The house was a chief one in Nehemiah's time (Nehemiah 7:41; Nehemiah 10:3; Nehemiah 12:2). He was sent by Zedekiah to consult Jeremiah on the issue of Nebuchadnezzar's threatened attack, and received a reply foreboding Judah's overthrow. Subsequently, after the respite caused by Pharaoh Hophra had ended and the Chaldees returned to the siege, Pashur was one who besought the king to kill Jeremiah for weakening the hands of the men of war by dispiriting prophecies, and who cast the prophet into the pit of Malchiah. 3. Jeremiah 38:1.

    Pashur in Hitchcock's Bible Names that extends or multiplies the hole; whiteness

    Pashur in Naves Topical Bible -1. A priest, son of Malchiah 1Ch 9:12 An influential man and ancestor of an influential family Jer 21:1; 38:1; Ezr 2:38; 10:22; Ne 7:41; 10:3; 11:12 -2. Son of Immer and governor of the temple Beats and imprisons Jeremiah Jer 20:1-6 -3. Father of Gedaliah, who perscuted Jeremiah Jer 38:1

    Pashur in Smiths Bible Dictionary (freedom). 1. One of the families of priests of the chief house of Malchijah. 1Ch 9:12; 24:9; Ne 11:12; Jer 21:1; 38:1 In the time of Nehemiah this family appears to have become a chief house, and its head the head of a course. Ezr 2:38; Ne 7:41; 10:3 The individual from whom the family was named was probably Pushur the son of Malchiah, who in the reign of Zedekiah was one of the chief princes of the court. Jer 38:1 (B.C. 607.) He was sent, with others, by Zedekiah to Jeremiah at the time when Nebuchudnezzar was preparing his attack upon Jerusalem. Jer 21:1 ... Again somewhat later Pashur joined with several other chief men in petitioning the king that Jeremiah might be put to death as a traitor. Jer 38:4 2. Another person of this name, also a priest, and "chief governor of the house of the Lord," is mentioned in Jer 20:1 He is described as "the son of Immer." 1Ch 24:14 probably the same as Amariah. Ne 10:3; 12:2 etc. In the reign of Jehoiakim he showed himself as hostile to Jeremiah as his namesake the son of Malchiah did afterward, and put him in the stocks by the gate of Benjamin. For this indignity to God's prophet Pashur was told by Jeremiah that his name was changed to Magor-missabib (terror on every side) and that he and all his house should be carried captives to Babylon and there die. Jer 20:1-6 (B.C. 589.)

    Pashur in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE pash'-hur, pash'-ur (pashchur, "splitter," "cleaver"): The name of several persons difficult to individuate: (1) A priest, son of Immer, and "chief governor in the house of the Lord" (Jer 20:1), who persecuted Jeremiah, putting him in "the stocks" hard by the "house of Yahweh" in the "gate of Benjamin" (Jer 20:2). When released, Jeremiah pronounced Divine judgment on him and the people. Future captivity and an exile's death are promised to Pashur whose name he changed from its masterful significance to a cowering one. "Terror on every side" (maghor miccabhibh) is to take the place of "stable strength" (Jer 20:3 ff). (2) Son of Melchiah, a prince of Judah, and one of the delegation sent by Zedekiah, the king, to consult Jeremiah (Jer 21:1). It looks like a larger and later deputation, similarly sent, to which this Pashur belongs, whose record is given in Jer 38:1-13. Accompanying them was one, Gedaliah, who was a son of (3). (3) Another Pashur (Jer 38:1), who may be the person mentioned in 1 Ch 9:12; Neh 11:12. (4) A priest, of those who "sealed" Nehemiah's covenant (Neh 10:1,3), who may, however, be the same as (5). (5) The chief of a priestly family called "sons of Pashur" (Ezr 2:38; 10:22; Neh 7:41; 1 Esdras 5:25 ("Phassurus," margin "Pashhur"); 1 Esdras 9:22 ("Phaisur," margin "Pashhur")). Doubtless it is this Pashur, some of whose sons had "strange wives" (Ezr 10:22). Henry Wallace

    Pashur in Wikipedia Pashur or Pashhur was the name of at least two priests contemporary with the prophet Jeremiah and who are mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. (1). Pashur the son of Immer (possibly the same as Amariah, Nehemiah 10:3; 12:2), was deputy chief priest [Heb. paqid nagid] of the temple (Jer. 20:1, 2). (At this time, the nagid, or "governor", of the temple would have been Seraiah - 1 Chronicles 6:14.) Apparently enraged at the plainness with which Jeremiah uttered his solemn warnings of coming judgements because of the abounding iniquity of the times, Pashur "smote Jeremiah the prophet" (this could mean that he ordered the temple police to seize him and inflict the corporal punishment of up to forty stripes found in Deuteronomy 25:3); then he placed him in the stocks in the high gate of Benjamin, where he remained all night. Upon being set free in the morning, Jeremiah went to Pashur (Jer. 20:3, 5) and announced to him that God had changed his name to Magor-missabib, i.e., "terror on every side" and that he would be later carried captive to Babylon and die there. (2). Pashur, the son of Malchiah, was another priest, who was sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord regarding the impending attack of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon (Jer. 21:1). In Jer. 38:1-6, this Pashur was also one of four men who advised Zedekiah to put Jeremiah to death for his prophecies of doom but who ended up throwing him into a cistern. (3). Pashur the father of Gedaliah (Jer. 38:1), possibly the same Pashur as (1) above. Gedaliah was another of the four men who threw Jeremiah into the cistern.

    Pashur Scripture - Jeremiah 20:1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who [was] also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

    Pashur Scripture - Jeremiah 20:6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

    Pashur Scripture - Nehemiah 11:12 And their brethren that did the work of the house [were] eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah,