whom God has graciously given, the cousin of Jeremiah, to whom he sold the field he possessed in Anathoth, before the siege of Jerusalem (Jer. 32:6-12).
In this uncertain frame of mind hanameel found his cousin, when he came to demand that Jeremiah should buy his field.
In some such mood, Jeremiah received the intimation that his cousin hanameel was on his way to see him about this very business.
The exhaustive enumeration partakes of the legal character of the purchase of hanameel's field.
For instance, Jeremiah the purchaser signs the record of the purchase, but nothing is said about hanameel signing.
His uncle Shallum and the latter's son hanameel (his mother's relations) possessed landed property in Anathoth.
Here the written record becomes valid by being publicly delivered to Baruch in the presence of hanameel and the witnesses.