Baruch (son of Zaccai)
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Noted as one of the men who helped Nehemiah rebuild the wall around Jerusalem (Neh 3:20). He is probably the Baruch mentioned in a list of signatories of the covenant (Neh 10:6).
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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
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 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
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BA´RUCH (baʹruk; “blessed”).1. The son of Zabbai. He repaired (445 b.c.) that part of the wall of Jerusalem between the Angle of Zion and the house of Eliashib the high priest (Neh. 3:20) and joined in Nehemiah’s covenant (10:6).2. Son of Col-hozeh, a descendant of Perez, a son of Judah. His son Maaseiah
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baruch—blessed. (1.) The secretary of the prophet Jeremiah (32:12; 36:4). He was of the tribe of Judah (51:59). To him Jeremiah dictated his prophecies regarding the invasion of the Babylonians and the Captivity. These he read to the people from a window in the temple in the fourth year of the reign