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Bearers of the name
- a son of Hezron and great-grandson of Judah, as given in the extended genealogies in , 2:25-26 and 2:42.
- a son of Kish, one of the Levites appointed by David to administer the temple worship, as described in .
- a son of Hammelech (or son of the king) sent with others by Jehoiakim to arrest Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, as given in .
The Jerahmeelites were a people, presumably descended from Jerahmeel number 1 above, living in the Negev, who David, when working for the Philistines, claimed to have attacked ( ), but with whom he was really on friendly terms ( ).
The Chronicles of Jerahmeel
The Chronicles of Jerahmeel is a mediaeval document ascribed to the 12th century Jewish historian Jerahmeel ben Solomon, and is unrelated to any of the above.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Alfred Jones, Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names 1856, republished Kregel Publications 1990
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Jerahmeel" (PDF). Encyclopædia Biblica. pp. columns 2363-2366. http://www.case.edu/univlib/preserve/Etana/encyl_biblica_e-k/javelin-jeremiah(book).pdf.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Stenning, J. F. (1902). "Jerahmeel". in James Hastings. A Dictionary of the Bible. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/hastings/dictv2/Page_568.html.
- ↑ This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a publication now in the public domain.