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Chimham
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Named by Barzillai to receive David’s reward for loyalty, which Barzillai refused because of his age (2 Sam 19:37–40).Chimham was probably Barzillai’s son. The Masoretic Text does not say so explicitly, but the historian Josephus does (Antiquities 7.274). David refers to the “sons” of Barzillai in his final instructions to Solomon (1 Kgs 2:7). The meaning of the phrase “geruth Chimham,” sometimes translated “the lodging place of Chimham” (Jer 41:17), is unclear, since this is the only use of geruth in the Old Testament. It may have been a village or an inn near Bethlehem, perhaps as a result of a land-grant from David to Chimham.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chimham
Chimham (כִּמְהָן‎, kimhan; כִּמְהָם‎, kimham). Named by Barzillai to receive David’s reward for loyalty, which Barzillai refused because of his age (2 Sam 19:37–40).Chimham was probably Barzillai’s son. The Masoretic Text does not say so explicitly, but the historian Josephus does (Antiquities 7.274).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chimham (Person)
CHIMHAM (PERSON) [Heb kimhām (כִּמְהָם)]. Son of Barzillai the Gileadite who resided with King David after the unsuccessful revolt of Absalom (2 Sam 19:38–39, 41—Eng 19:37–38, 40). On David’s return to Jerusalem after quelling Absalom’s rebellion, he wished to reward faithful Barzillai with a place
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chimham
Chimham. Son of Barzillai (according to Josephus), a very wealthy man who supplied David and his men with food while they were in Mahanaim during their flight from Absalom (2 Sm 19:32). David offered to take Barzillai back to Jerusalem with him, but Barzillai declined and suggested that David show kindness
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chimham
Chimham kim̀ham [Heb. kimhām (2 S. 19:37f) or kimhān (2 S. 19:40) or kemôhem (Jer. 41:17 K)]; NEB KIMHAM. One of the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, who supported David while the latter was in exile in Mahanaim (2 S. 19:37). After the death of Absalom, Barzillai was invited to spend the remainder
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kimham
KIMHAM Son of Barzillai (according to Josephus), a very wealthy man who supplied David and his men with food while they were in Mahanaim during their flight from Absalom (2 Sm 19:32). David offered to take Barzillai back to Jerusalem with him, but Barzillai declined and suggested that David show kindness
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chimham
Chimham (kim´ham), the servant of Barzillai—or possibly his son (cf. 1 Kings 2:7)—whom David took with him to Jerusalem, providing for him there (2 Sam. 19:31–40). Barzillai was a Gileadite who assisted David during Absalom’s revolt. He refused David’s offer of reward, asking that it be given to Chimham
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chimham
CHIMHAM. One of the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite (Jos. Ant. vii.11.4), who remained loyal to David while the latter was in exile at Mahanaim (2 Sam 19:37–40). David urged Barzillai (q.v.) to return to Jerusalem with him and receive royal favors, but he declined because of his age and asked that David
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chimham
Chimham (Heb. kimhām)A son (so 1 Kgs. 2:7; “servant” at 2 Sam. 19:37 [MT 38]) of Barzillai the Gileadite, who declined David’s reward for his aid to the king during Absalom’s rebellion, asking that he instead favor the lad (vv. 34–37 [35–38]). David took Chimham with him to Jerusalem (2 Sam. 19:40
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chimham
Chimham [kĭmˊhăm] (Heb. kimhām, kimhān). A son (so 1 Kgs. 2:7; “servant” at 2 Sam. 19:37) of Barzillai the Gileadite, who requested that David favor the lad, rather than himself, for his aid to the king during Absalom’s rebellion (vv. 34–37; NIV “Kimham”). David took Kimham with him to Jerusalem
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chimham
CHIMHAM The son of Barzillai of Gilead. When Barzillai assisted David during the revolt of Absalom (2 Sam 17:27–29), David decreed that Barzillai should reside in the palace (2 Sam 19:31–33). Barzillai declined the royal offer but asked instead that his son be permitted to do so (2 Sam 19:38–39). On
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chimham
Chim´ham (longing), a follower, and probably a son, of Barzillai the Gileadite, who returned from beyond Jordan with David. 2 Sam. 19:37, 38, 40. (b.c. 1023.) David appears to have bestowed on him a possession at Bethlehem, on which, in later times, an inn or khan was standing. Jer. 41:17.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chimham
CHIM´HAM (kimʹham; “pining, longing”), Kim´ham (NIV). A follower and, according to Josephus (Ant. 7.11.4), a son of Barzillai, the Gileadite. Upon David’s restoration after Absalom’s rebellion, Chimham returned from beyond the Jordan with him and received marked favors at his hand, which were first offered
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