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jē̇ - rō´ham ( ירחם , yerōḥām , "may he be compassionate!"):

(1) An Ephraimite, the father of Elkanah, and grandfather of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1 ; 1 Chronicles 6:27 , 1 Chronicles 6:34 (Hebrew 12, 19)): Jerahmeel is the name in Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus, in 1 Samuel and in Septuagint, L and manuscripts, in 1 Chronicles.

(2) A B enjamite (1 Chronicles 8:27 ), apparently = JEREMOTH , (2) (compare 1 Chronicles 8:14 ), and probably the same as he of 1 Chronicles 9:8 .

(3) Ancestor of a priest in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:12 = Nehemiah 11:12 ).

(4) A man of Gedor, father of two of David's Benjamite recruits at Ziklag, though Gedor might be a town in Southern Judah (1 Chronicles 12:7 (Hebrew 8)).

(5) Father of Azarel, David's tribal chief over Dan (1 Chronicles 27:22 ).

(6) Father of Azariah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada in overthrowing Queen Athaliah (2 Chronicles 23:1 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jeroham'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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