Hanamel (Han´uh-mel)

The son of Shallum and the cousin of the prophet Jeremiah. Hanamel sold a field to Jeremiah according to the laws of redemption. Its purchase at the time the Babylonians were laying siege to Jerusalem (ca. 588 BCE) became a symbol to Jeremiah of God’s promised restoration of Israel (Jer 32:7-15). The transaction is also of interest because it sheds light on the legal system then in operation.

Jer 32:7-15

7Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.”8Then m ... View more

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