Gemariah (Gem´uh-ri´uh)

1 The son of Shaphan, of an influential Jerusalem family of scribes in the early sixth century BCE. The scroll of Jeremiah’s collected prophecies was first read in Gemariah’s chamber in the Temple precinct (Jer 36:10). Later, Gemariah appears among the prophet’s supporters at the court of Jehoiakim. 2 The son of Hilkiah who carried Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylonia (Jer 29:3).

Jer 36:10

10Then, in the hearing of all the people, Baruch read the words of Jeremiah from the scroll, in the house of the Lord, in the chamber of Gemariah son of Shaphan ... View more

Jer 29:3

3The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah sent to Babylon to King Nebuchadnezzar of Bab ... View more

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