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PASHHUR. 1. A son of Malchiah, a prince of Judæa in the time of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 21:1 ), who was opposed to the prophet ( Jeremiah 38:1-13 ). Perhaps he is the father of Gedaliah ( Jeremiah 38:1 ), and likely identical with Pashhur, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:12 , Nehemiah 11:12 , as the ancestor of Adalah. 2 . The son of Immer, a Temple official and priest, who caused Jeremiah to be beaten and put in the stocks after he had predicted the fall of Jerusalem. The prophet told him his name was not Pashhur (probably ‘peace,’ lit. ‘staying on every side’) but Magormissabib (‘terror [or perhaps wandering] round about’), and added that he would die in Babylon ( Jeremiah 20:1-6 ). Perhaps he was the father of Gedaliah ( Jeremiah 38:1 ). 3 . The father of the Gedaliah mentioned in Jeremiah 38:1 , and may be either 1 or 2 , or neither. 4 . The head of a priestly family, ‘the sons of Pashhur’ mentioned in Ezra 2:38 , Nehemiah 7:41 , Ezra 10:22 , 1Es 5:25 ( Phassurus ) Esther 9:22 Esther 9:22 ( Phaisur ). 5 . A priest who signed the covenant with Nehemiah, probably identical with 4 , or used of the clan as a whole ( Nehemiah 10:3 ).

W. F. Boyo.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Pashhur'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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