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Bible Encyclopedias

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


Gemari´ah (God-perfected), the son of Shaphan, and a scribe of the temple in the time of Jehoiakim. Baruch read aloud the prophecies of Jeremiah to the people at the official chamber of Gemariah, which was attached to the new gate of the temple built by king Jotham (; comp. ). Gemariah's son Michaiah having reported this to his father, Baruch was invited to repeat the reading at the scribes' chamber in the palace, before Gemariah and other scribes and councilors, who gave an account of the matter to the king (), B.C. 607.

2. Gemariah, son of Hilkiah, who, with Elasah, son of Shaphan, was sent to Babylon by King Zedekiah with his tribute-money for Nebuchadnezzar. He also took charge of a letter from Jeremiah to the Jewish captives at Babylon, warning them against the false prophets who deluded them by promises of a speedy return to their own land (), B.C. 599.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Gemariah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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