Shemaiah

Shemaiah (Shi-may´yuh; Heb., “Yah[weh] has heard”)

1 A late-tenth-century BCE prophet who warned Rehoboam against fighting Israel (1Kgs 12:22; 2Chr 11:2) and called Rehoboam and his princes to repent before Pharaoh Shishak invaded Judah from Egypt (2Chr 12:5; 2Chr 12:7). His prophecies were one of the sources for the Chronicler’s history of Rehoboam’s times (2Chr 12:15). 2 A false prophet in the days of Jeremiah who wrote from Babylonia denouncing Jeremiah and who in turn was denounced by God (Jer 29:24-32). 3 A common name among the Levites (1Chr 9:14; 1Chr 15:8; 2Chr 17:8; 2Chr 29:14; Neh 11:15). 4 Several of those who served with Ezra and Nehemiah in the return from exile (Neh 3:29; Neh 10:8; Neh 12:6; Ezra 8:13). 5 A descendant of David (1Chr 3:22). 6 A descendant of Simeon (1Chr 4:37). 7 A descendant of Reuben (1Chr 5:4). 8 The father, from Kiriath-jearim, of Uriah, a prophet whom King Jehoiakim put to death for his prophecies (Jer 26:20-23). 9 The father of one of the princes of the court of Jehoiakim who listened to the scroll Baruch read to them (Jer 26:12-15).

1Kgs 12:22

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Jer 29:24-32

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Neh 11:15

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Jer 26:20-23

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