Jehovah has made perfect. (1.) The son of Shaphan, and one of the Levites of the temple in the time of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:10; 2 Kings 22:12). Baruch read aloud to the people from Gemariah's chamber, and again in the hearing of Gemariah and other scribes, the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jer. 36:11-20), which filled him with terror. He joined with others in entreating the king not to destroy the roll of the prophecies which Baruch had read (21-25). (2.) The son of Hilkiah, who accompanied Shaphan with the tribute-money from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and was the bearer at the same time of a letter from Jeremiah to the Jewish captives at Babylon (Jer. 29:3, 4).
gemariah was the brother of Ahikam, the protector of the prophet.
Seeing his purpose, gemariah, Elnathan, and Seraiah entreated him not to destroy it.
gemariah ben Shaphan and other princes had been greatly moved when Baruch read the roll.
Elnathan and Delaiah and gemariah begged Jehoiakim not to burn the roll, but he would not listen to them.