26:22 However, King Jehoiakim sent some men to Egypt, including Elnathan son of Achbor, 1
36:12 He went down to the chamber of the royal secretary in the king’s palace and found all the court officials in session there. Elishama 2 the royal secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan son of Achbor, 3 Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials were seated there.
1 sn Elnathan son of Achbor was one of the officials who urged Jeremiah and Baruch to hide after they heard Jeremiah’s prophecies read before them (Jer 36:11-19). He was also one of the officials who urged Jehoiakim not to burn the scroll containing Jeremiah’s prophecies (Jer 36:25). He may have been Jehoiakim’s father-in-law (2 Kgs 24:6, 8).
3 sn This man has already been mentioned in Jer 26:22 as the official who was sent to Egypt to extradite the prophet Uriah that Jehoiakim had executed. Though he was instrumental in the death of that prophet, he appears to have been favorably disposed to Jeremiah or at least impressed by the seriousness of his messages, because he is one of the officials that urged Baruch and Jeremiah to hide (v. 19), and he counseled Jehoiakim not to burn the scroll (v. 25).