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gemariah in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • gemariah was the brother of Ahikam, the protector of the prophet.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Seeing his purpose, gemariah, Elnathan, and Seraiah entreated him not to destroy it.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • 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.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman

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