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An official in Zedekaiah’s court (Jer 37:3; Jer 38:1). One of the two people sent to request that the prophet Jeremiah pray for the kingdom during the final siege by Nebuchadnezzar.
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Jehucal. Son of Shelemiah who was sent by King Zedekiah to request Jeremiah’s prayers for Judah (Jer 37:3; Jer 38:1, Jucal). Later, he tried to kill Jeremiah, who continued to prophesy the invasion of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, thereby undermining the confidence of the people and the army (Jer 38:1–6).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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JEHUCAL. Also spelled Jucal in Jer 38:1. The son of Shelemaih who was sent by Zedekiah, the king of Judah, to entreat Jeremiah to pray for him (Jer 37:3). After hearing Jeremiah, Jehucal, among others, encouraged the king to put Jeremiah to death on the grounds that his message of judgment and destruction
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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JEHU´CAL (je-hūʹkal; “Jehovah is able”). The son of Shelemiah, and the person who was sent with Zephaniah by King Hezekiah to Jeremiah to request that he would pray to the Lord on behalf of the kingdom (Jer. 37:3). He afterward joined with his associates in requesting the death of the prophet because
Easton’s Bible Dictionary