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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Harim

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hā´rim ( חרם , ḥārim ): A family name.

(1) A non-priestly family that returned from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:32; Nehemiah 7:35 ); mentioned among those who married foreign wives (Ezra 10:31 ); also mentioned among those who renewed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:27 ).

(2) A priestly family returning with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:39; Nehemiah 7:42; Nehemiah 12:3 , Nehemiah 12:15 (see REHUM )); members of this family covenanted to put away their foreign wives (Ezra 10:21; Nehemiah 10:5 ). A family of this name appears as the third of the priestly courses in the days of David and Solomon (1 Chronicles 24:8 ).

(3) In Nehemiah 3:11 is mentioned Malchijah, son of Harim, one of the wall-builders. Which family is here designated is uncertain.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Harim'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/h/harim.html. 1915.

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