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Irijah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Irijah, Son of Shelemiah
Irijah, Son of Shelemiah (יִרְאִיָּיה‎, yir'iyyaih). A gatekeeper in Jerusalem who accused Jeremiah of siding with the enemy (Jer 37:13–14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Irijah (Person)
IRIJAH (PERSON) [Heb yirʾı̂yâ (יִרְאִיָּה)]. The sentry at the Benjamin Gate who arrested Jeremiah and accused him of deserting to the Chaldeans (Jer 37:13–14). Certainly, Irijah had cause to suspect Jeremiah of desertion since Jeremiah had urged others to do so (Jer 21:9). Jeremiah denies the charge
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Irijah
Irijah. Benjamite guard who apprehended Jeremiah as he left Jerusalem to claim his inheritance and charged him before the princes with deserting to the Chaldeans; as a consequence, Jeremiah was beaten and imprisoned (Jer 37:13, 14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Irijah
Irijah i-rīʹjə [Heb. yirʾîyāyh—‘Yahweh sees’]. A captain at the gate of Benjamin in Jerusalem, who arrested Jeremiah the prophet on suspicion of intending to desert to the Chaldeans (Jer. 37:13f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Irijah
IRIJAH Benjamite guard who apprehended Jeremiah as he left Jerusalem to see property that was his by redemption (Jer 32:6–7) and charged him before the princes with deserting to the Chaldeans; as a consequence, Jeremiah was beaten and imprisoned (37:13–14).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Irijah
IRIJAH. A captain of the guard who arrested Jeremiah at the gate of Benjamin during the Chaldean siege, and having falsely accused the prophet of deserting to the enemy he took Jeremiah back to the princes of Judah (Jer 37:13–14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Irijah
Irijah (Heb. yirʾɩ̂yâ)A sentry at the Benjamin Gate who apprehended the prophet Jeremiah as he sought to leave Jerusalem to claim his inheritance at Anathoth, charging him with deserting to the Chaldeans (Jer. 37:13–14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Irijah
Irijah [ī rīˊjə] (Heb. yir˒îyāyh “Yahweh sees”). A sentry at the Benjamin Gate who apprehended the prophet Jeremiah as he sought to leave Jerusalem to claim his inheritance at Anathoth, charging him with deserting to the Chaldeans (Jer. 37:13–14).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Irijah
IRIJAH (Hebrew, “the Lord sees”) A sentry at the Benjamin Gate of Jerusalem. He arrested Jeremiah on suspicion that he was planning to desert to the Chaldeans (Jer 37:13–14). He refused to listen to Jeremiah’s pleas of innocence, partly because Jeremiah advocated surrender (Jer 21:9).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Irijah
Iri´jah (seen by the Lord), son of Shelemiah, a captain in the ward, who met Jeremiah in the gate of Jerusalem called the “gate of Benjamin,” accused him of being about to desert to the Chaldeans, and led him back to the princes. Jer. 37:13, 14. (b.c. 589.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Irijah
IRI´JAH (i-rīʹja; “Jehovah sees or provides”). Son of Shelemiah, and a captain of the guard at the Gate of Benjamin. He arrested the prophet Jeremiah on the pretense that he was deserting to the Chaldeans (Jer. 37:13–14), about 597 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Irijah
IRIJAH [igh RIGH juh] (the Lord sees) — a sentry who arrested the prophet Jeremiah while Jerusalem was under siege by the Babylonian army (Jer. 37:11–14).
See also
Relatives
Shelemiah Father
Hananiah Grandfather