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Gedaliah (son of Amariah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah, Son of Amariah
Gedaliah, Son of Amariah (גְּדַלְיָה‎, gedalyah). An ancestor of Zephaniah the prophet (Zeph 1:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah (Person)
GEDALIAH (PERSON) [Heb gĕdalyâ (גְּדַלְיָה‎); gĕdalyāhû (גְּדַלְיָהוּ)]. The name gdlyhw occurs on a seal found at Lachish (de Vaux 1936; Gibson TSSI 1: 64 no. 18). Several individuals listed in the OT bear this name.1. The son of Pashur, and a functionary in the highest levels of politics in the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gedaliah
Gedaliah. 1. Ahikam’s son, and grandson of Shaphan (King Josiah’s royal scribe). In 586 bc. Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king, appointed Gedaliah as governor over the Jews remaining in Israel to work the fields, vineyards, and orchards (2 Kgs 25:12, 22).Gedaliah established his headquarters at Mizpah,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gedaliah
5. Grandfather of Zephaniah the prophet and grandson of a Hezekiah, probably the king (Zeph. 1:1).J. Crichton
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah
GEDALIAH1. Ahikam’s son, and grandson of Shaphan (King Josiah’s royal scribe). In 586 bc Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king, appointed Gedaliah as governor over the Jews remaining in Israel to work the fields, vineyards, and orchards (2 Kgs 25:12, 22).Gedaliah established his headquarters at Mizpah,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gedaliah
Gedaliah (ged´uh-li´uh).1 The son of Ahikam son of Shaphan, who was appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to be governor of Judah after Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 587/6 bce (2 Kings 25:22). Gedaliah was a member of a prominent Jerusalem family; his father and grandfather had served in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gedaliah
GEDALIAH1. Governor of Judah, appointed by Nebuchadnezzar after the destruction of Jerusalem c. 586 b.c. (2 Kgs 25:22–26; Jer 40:6–41:18). Gedaliah was a member of a prominent and powerful family. His grandfather was Shaphan, probably the one who served as state secretary under King Josiah and reported
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gedaliah
GEDALIAH (Heb. geḏalyâ or geḏalyāhû, ‘Yahweh is great’). 1. Son of Ahikam, grandson of Shaphan, he was appointed chief minister and governor of Judah by Nebuchadrezzar II in 587 bc (2 Ki. 25:22). With Jeremiah the prophet he was entrusted with the care of some royal princesses and those persons
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gedaliah
Gedaliah (Heb. gĕḏalyâ, gĕḏalyāhû)1. The son of Ahikam and governor of Judah after it was overrun by Babylonian forces in 586 b.c.e. (2 Kgs. 25:22–26; Jer. 40:6–44:18). Gedaliah was of royal stock (2 Kgs. 22:3, 14) and may have been the same royal steward who is mentioned on a stamp seal found
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah
Gedaliah [gĕdˊə līˊə] (Heb. geḏalyâ, geḏalyāhû “Yahweh is great”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah
GEDALIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is great”) The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Ahikam and the grandson of Shaphan, who was appointed by Nebuchadnezzar as governor of conquered Judah (2 Kgs 25:22–26; Jer 40:5–41:18) in 586 b.c. Given the devastation in Jerusalem, Gedaliah took up residence
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah
Gedali´ah (God is my greatness), son of Ahikam (Jeremiah’s protector, Jer. 26:24) and grandson of Shaphan the secretary of King Josiah. After the destruction of the temple, b.c. 588, Nebuchadnezzar departed from Judea, leaving Gedaliah with a Chaldean guard, Jer. 40:5, at Mizpah to govern the vinedressers
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Relatives
Amariah Father
Cushi Son
Zephaniah Grandson
Hizkiah Grandfather