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Jeharmeel: NET
son of Hezron of Judah
son of Kish (Mahli Merari Levi); founder of the Jerahmeel sub-clan which was chief of the clan of Kish as recognized by King David
son of Hammelech
members of the clan of Jerahmeel

the mercy, or the beloved, of God


Strongs #03396: lamxry Y@rachm@'el

Jerahmeel = "may God have pity"

1) the 1st son of Hezron, grandson of Pharez, and great grandson of
Judah and the founder of the family of Jerahmeelites
2) officer sent by king Jehoiakim of Judah to arrest Baruch
3) a Merarite Levite the representative of the family of Kish, the
son of Mahli

3396 Yrachm'el yer-akh-meh-ale'

from 7355 and 410; God will compassionate; Jerachmeel, the
name of three Israelites:-Jerahmeel.
see HEBREW for 07355
see HEBREW for 0410

Strongs #03397: ylamxry Y@rachm@'eliy

Jerahmeelites = see Jerahmeel "may God have pity"

1) the descendants of Jerahmeel, the great grandson of Judah

3397 Yrachm'eliy yer-akh-meh-ay-lee'

patronymically from 3396; a Jerachmeelite or descendant of
see HEBREW for 03396

Jerahmeel [EBD]

loving God. (1.) The son of Hezron, the brother of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:9, 25, 26, etc.).

(2.) The son of Kish, a Levite (1 Chr. 24:29).

(3.) Son of Hammelech (Jer. 36:26).

Jerahmeel [NAVE]

1. Son of Hezron, 1 Chr. 2:9.
2. Son of Kish, 1 Chr. 24:29.
3. An officer of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, Jer. 36:26.


(mercy of God).
  1. First-born son of hezron, the son of Pharez, the son of Judah, (1 Chronicles 2:9,25-27,33,42) and founder of the family of Jerahmeelites. (1 Samuel 27:10) (B.C. before 1491.)
  2. A Merarite Levite, the representative of the family of Kish, the son of Mahli. (1 Chronicles 24:29) comp. 1Chr 23:21 (B.C. 1014.)
  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. (Jeremiah 36:26) (B.C. 505.)


(descendants of Jerahmeel), The, the tribe descended from the first of the foregoing persons. (1 Samuel 27:10) They dwelt in the south of Judah.


JERAHMEEL; JERAHMEELITES - je-ra'-me-el, je-ra'-me-el-its (yerachme'el, "may God have compassion!"):

(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 and Baruch.

David Francis Roberts

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