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Immer (priest)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. The 16th lot fell to Immer (1 Chr 24:14). Immer’s descendants were among those priests returning from exile with Zerubbabel (1 Chr 9:12; Ezra 2:37; Neh 7:40; 11:13). Members of the priestly family of Immer were listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce their foreign wives (Ezra 10:20).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Immer the Priest
Immer the Priest (אִמֵּר‎, immer). A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. The 16th lot fell to Immer (1 Chr 24:14). Immer’s descendants were among those priests returning from exile with Zerubbabel (1 Chr 9:12; Ezra 2:37; Neh 7:40; 11:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Immer (Person)
IMMER (PERSON) [Heb ʾimmēr (אִמֵּר)]. The LXX regularly transliterates the name as emmēr (1 Chr 9:12; 24:14; Ezra 2:37; 2:59; 10:20; Neh 3:29; 7:40; Jer 20:1; 1 Esdr 9:21) and once as iemēr (Neh 7:61). Cf. also 1 Esdr 5:24 LXX emmērouth; KJV Meruth; NEB Emmeruth; and 1 Esdr 5:36LXX amar; allar;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Immer (Person)
Immer (Person). Priest in the time of David. He became the ancestral head of a house of priests: Pashhur, the priest who had Jeremiah arrested and placed in stocks, was a descendant of Immer (Jer 20:1). There were 1052 priests of the sub-clan of Immer who returned from the exile (1 Chr 9:12; Ezr 2:37;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Immer
1. A priest of David’s time (1 Ch. 24:14), whose descendants are mentioned in Ezr. 2:37; 10:20; Neh. 3:29; 7:40; 11:13 (cf. 1 Esd. 5:24; 9:21).
Immer
Immer im;ər [Heb. ʾimmēr—‘lamb’; LXX Gk. Emmērouth (1 Esd. 5:24, A), Amar (1 Esd. 5:36; Alar, A; Aalar), Emmēr (1 Esd. 9:21)]; AV also AALAR (1 Esd. 5:36), EMMER (9:21), MERUTH (5:24); NEB also ALAR (5:36), EMMER (9:21), EMMERUTH (5:24).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Immer (Person)
IMMER (Person) Priest in the time of David. He became the ancestral head of a house of priests: Pashhur, the priest who had Jeremiah arrested and placed in stocks, was a descendant of Immer (Jer 20:1). There were 1,052 priests of the subclan of Immer who returned from the exile (1 Chr 9:12; Ezr 2:37;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Immer
Immer (im´uhr; Heb., “lamb”).1 The father of a line of priests that numbered 1,052 (Ezra 2:37; Neh. 7:40). One of these descendants of Immer was Jeremiah’s opponent, Pashhur (1 Chron. 9:12; Jer. 20:1; cf. 1 Chron. 24:14). In postexilic times, Immer’s descendants could not prove their priestly descent
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Immer
IMMER1. A priest, head of the 16th course of priests appointed by David (1 Chr 24:14), the father of Meshillemith (1 Chr 9:12) and founder of a family which was very active after the return from Exile. A total of 1,052 of his descendants returned (1 Chr 9:12; Ezr 2:37; 10:20; Neh 7:40; 11:13).2. Among
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Immer
Immer (Heb. ʾimmēr) (PERSON)The leader of a priestly division at the time of David (1 Chr. 24:14). Pashhur, Jeremiah’s opponent, was a member of this priestly family (Jer. 20:1). Descendants of this line returned with Zerubbabel from captivity (1 Chr. 9:12; Ezra 2:37 = Neh. 7:40; 11:13) and participated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Immer (Person)
IMMER [ĭmˊər] (Heb. ˒immēr “lamb”) (PERSON). The leader of a priestly division at the time of David (1 Chr. 24:14). Pashhur, Jeremiah’s opponent, was a member of this priestly family (Jer. 20:1). Descendants of this line returned with Zerubbabel from captivity (1 Chr. 9:12; Ezra 2:37; cf. Neh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Immer
Im´mer (talkative).1. The founder of an important family of priests. 1 Chron. 9:12; Neh. 11:13. This family had charge of, and gave its name to, the sixteenth course of the service. 1 Chron. 24:14. (b.c. 1014.)2. Apparently the name of a place in Babylonia. Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Immer
IM´MER (imʹer; “sheep, lamb”). The name of several priests.1. The father of Meshillemith (1 Chron. 9:12), or Meshillemoth (Neh. 11:13), some of whose descendants took a conspicuous part in the sacred duties at Jerusalem after the Exile. His descendants, to the number of 1,052, returned from Babylon
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Immer
Immertalkative. (1.) The head of the sixteenth priestly order (1 Chr. 24:14). (2.) Jer. 20:1. (3.) Ezra 2:37; Neh. 7:40. (4.) Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61. (5.) The father of Zadok (Neh. 3:29).
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