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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Hanameel

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Son of Shallum, Jeremiah's cousin, from whom the prophet in prison bought a field in Anathoth while Jerusalem was being besieged by the Chaldeans, as a token to assure the Jews that a time of security would hereafter come when their land would once more be a safe possession (Jeremiah 32:7-12; Jeremiah 32:44). Anathoth being a sacerdotal city with a thousand cubits of suburban fields, the land could not be alienated (Leviticus 25:25; Leviticus 25:34); but this did not prevent sales within the tribe of Levi, on the failure of the owner the next of kin could redeem the land.

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

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