Baruch (son of Neriah)
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The scribe and secretary to the prophet Jeremiah. Active in Israel during the late seventh and early sixth century bc.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BARUCH (PERSON) [Heb bārûk (בָּרוּך)]. 1. A scribe in Jerusalem during the years just prior to the Babylonian destruction of 587 b.c. and a close friend of the prophet Jeremiah. The book of Jeremiah recognizes his professional status as a “scribe” (Heb sōpēr; 36:26, 32). The earlier supposition that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baruch. 1. Neriah’s son, secretary of the prophet Jeremiah. In the fourth year of King Jehoiakim of Judah (605/4 bc). Baruch wrote down Jeremiah’s prophecy of the evil which God was going to bring upon Judah unless the nation repented (Jer 36:4). God also gave Baruch a special personal message through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baruch (son of Neriah)
1. Son of Neriah and brother of Seraiah, King Zedekiah’s quartermaster (Jer. 51:59). He was the devoted friend (32:12), the amanuensis (36:4ff, 32), and faithful attendant (36:10ff; Josephus Ant. x.6.2) of the prophet Jeremiah. He seems to have been of noble family (see Ant. x.9.1; cf. Jer. 51:59; Bar.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BARUCH1. Neriah’s son, secretary of the prophet Jeremiah. In the fourth year of King Jehoiakim of Judah (605/604 bc), Baruch wrote down Jeremiah’s prophecy of the evil that God was going to bring upon Judah unless the nation repented (Jer 36:4). God also gave Baruch a special personal message through
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baruch (bair´uhk), Jeremiah’s friend and secretary. Baruch, son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, belonged to a respected Jerusalemite family; his brother, Seraiah, was minister to King Zedekiah (Jer. 51:59). Bullae (seals) of the two brothers, Baruch and Seraiah, have been recently found, and the bulla of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BARUCH1. The son of Neriah and brother of Seraiah (King Zedekiah’s chamberlain, (Jer 51:59), said by Josephus (Ant. x.9.1) to have come from a very illustrious family (cf. (51:59; Bar 1:1). He was Jeremiah’s friend and private secretary (Jer 32:12; 36:4). See Jeremiah.Upon being forbidden to prophesy
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BARUCH (Hebrew, “blessed”) Son of Neriah and secretary to the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 32:12). He is described in the book of Jeremiah as a scribe (Jer 36:32) who wrote down the prophecies of Judah’s destruction that came to Jeremiah (Jer 36:4–8). Once he had written the prophecies down, Baruch read the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ba´ruch (blessed).1. Son of Neriah, the friend, Jer. 32:12, amanuensis, Jer. 26:4–32, and faithful attendant of Jeremiah. Jer. 36:10ff. (b.c. 603.) He was of a noble family, comp. Jer. 51:59; Bar. 1:1, and of distinguished acquirements. His enemies accused him of influencing Jeremiah in favor of the