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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Hammelech

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Jeremiah 36:26; Jeremiah 38:6. Jehoiakim at this time (the fifth year of his reign) had no grown up son. Jeconiah his successor was then but eleven (2 Kings 23:36; compare 2 Kings 24:8). We must not then, with Smith's Bible Dictionary, translated "the king," but as a proper name, Hammelech, father of Jerahmeel and Malchiah.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Hammelech'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/h/hammelech.html. 1949.

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