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Geruth-Chimham
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Geruth-Chimham
Geruth-Chimham (גֵּרוּת כִּמְהָם‎, geruth kimham). A location near Bethlehem where some of the Israelites left in Judah fled after the death of Gedaliah (Jer 41:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Geruth-Chimham (Place)
GERUTH-CHIMHAM (PLACE) [Heb gērût (גֵּרוּת‎) kimhām (כִּמְהָם)]. Name of a location near Bethlehem (Jer 41:17). It is mentioned as the stopping place of Johanan son of Kareah and his force, when fleeing to Egypt after the assassination of Gedaliah, a Babylonian appointed ruler of Judah. The name probably
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Geruth Chimham
Geruth Chimham. Plot of land (meaning “the lodging place of Chimham”) near Bethlehem. Geruth Chimham possibly was given to Chimham for the service his father, Barzillai the Gileadite, had rendered to King David (2 Sm 19:31–40; 1 Kgs 2:7). After the fall of Jerusalem (586 bc) Geruth Chimham was the camp
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Geruth Chimham
Geruth Chimham gēʹroo̅th kimʹham [Heb. gērûṯ kimhām Q] (Jer. 41:17); AV “habitation of Chimham”; NEB “Kimham’s holding.” If the reading gērûṯ is correct, a “lodging-place” or “khan” on the highway to Egypt may be meant. It may have been built by Chimham son of Barzillai; or it may have been
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Geruth-Kimham
GERUTH-KIMHAM Plot of land (meaning “the lodging place of Kimham”) near Bethlehem. Geruth-kimham possibly was given to Kimham for the service that his father, Barzillai the Gileadite, had rendered to King David (2 Sm 19:31–40; 1 Kgs 2:7). After the fall of Jerusalem (586 bc), Geruth-kimham was the camp
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Geruth Chimham
Geruth Chimham (Heb. gērûṯ kimhām)The first stopping place of Johanan and company en route to Egypt (Jer. 41:17). The name may designate a caravansary or inn near Bethlehem (cf. Jer. 9:2 [MT 1]; Luke 2:7). The association of this site with Chimham the son of Barzillai (2 Sam. 19:37–38 [38–39]) is
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Geruth Chimham
Geruth Chimham [gĭrˊŏoth kĭmˊhăm] (Heb. gērûṯ kimhām “lodging place of Chimham”). The first stopping place of Johanan and Ishmael’s captives en route to Egypt (Jer. 41:17; KJV “habitation of Chimham”). The name may designate a caravansary or inn near Bethlehem (cf. Jer. 9:2 [MT 1]; NJV
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Geruth Kimham
GERUTH KIMHAM (ge-rūthʹ kimʹham). A lodging place near Bethlehem where Johanan and his companions stayed en route to Egypt, where they were fleeing lest they be implicated in and punished for the murder of Gedaliah (Jer. 41:17). See Gedaliah.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GERUTH CHIMHAM
GERUTH CHIMHAM<ge’-rooth kim’-ham> ([כִּמְהָם גֵּרוּת‎, geruth kimham]): If the reading geruth is correct, a “lodging-place” or “khan” on the highway to Egypt, may be meant (Jer 41:17). It may have been built by Chimham son of Barzillai; or it may have been named from him as owner of the land on
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Geruth
GERUTH (Ġēʹ rüth) Part of a place-name meaning “hospitality” (Jer. 41:17) translated differently—KJV: “habitation of Chimham”; NASB, NRSV: “Geruth Chimham”; REB: “Kimham’s holding.” Fugitives stopped there near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt fleeing from Ishmael, who had killed Gedaliah, whom Babylon
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Geruth Kimham
Geruth Kimham gihr’ooth-kim’ham (גֵּרוּת כִּמְהָםH1745 [Ketib כמוהם], possibly “lodging place of Kimham”). Also Geruth Chimham. Unidentified place near Bethlehem (perhaps named after the son of Barzillai, 2 Sam. 19:37–40). After the murder of Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had appointed governor over
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Geruth Chimham
GERUTH CHIMHAM, gēʹrōōth kimʹham (גֵּרוּת כִּמְהָם‎, gērūth kimhām): If the reading gērūth is correct, a “lodging-place” or “khan” on the highway to Egypt, may be meant (Jer 41:17). It may have been built by Chimham son of Barzillai; of it may have been named from him as owner of the land on which