Jerahmeel (Ji-rah´mee-uhl; Heb., “may God have compassion”)

1 The ancestor who gave his name to a group of non-Israelites, the Jerahmeelites, who lived in the extreme southern part of the land of Judah. David came into contact with them there after his flight from Saul (1Sam 27:10; 1Sam 30:29). 2 The son of Kish, and a Levite (1Chr 24:29). 3 One of the three men sent by the Judean king Jehoiakim to arrest Jeremiah and Baruch (Jer 36:26). Although Jerahmeel is called the “king’s son,” that may be an official title, and hence does not necessarily mean he was Jehoiakim’s son.

1Sam 27:10

10When Achish asked, “Against whom have you made a raid today?” David would say, “Against the Negeb of Judah,” or “Against the Negeb of the Jerahmeelites,” or, ... View more

1Sam 30:29

29in Racal, in the towns of the Jerahmeelites, in the towns of the Kenites,

1Chr 24:29

29Of Kish, the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.

Jer 36:26

26And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son and Seraiah son of Azriel and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest the secretary Baruch and the prophet Jeremiah. ... View more

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