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Jehucal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehucal, Son of Shelemiah
Jehucal, Son of Shelemiah (יְהוּכַל‎, yehukhal). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jehucal (Person)
JEHUCAL (PERSON) [Heb yĕhûkal (יְהוּכַל)]. Var. JUCAL. Son of Shelemiah and one of King Zedekiah’s (597–586 b.c.e.) court officials (Jer 37:3; 38:1). His high social status is indicated both by his title, “prince” (Heb śar; Jer 38:4) and by his presence in a deputation sent by Zedekiah to consult
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jehucal
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).
Jucal
Jucal. Alternate name for Jehucal, Shelemiah’s son, in Jeremiah 38:1.See Jehucal.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jehucal
Jehucal jə-hoo̅ʹkəl [Heb. yeḥûḵal—prob ‘Yahweh is powerful’]. A courtier sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah to ask the prophet to pray for the king and the people (Jer. 37:3). Most versions except LXX have “Jucal” (Heb. yûḵal), as in 38:1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jehucal
JEHUCAL Son of Shelemiah who was sent by King Zedekiah to request Jeremiah’s prayers for Judah (Jer 37:3; 38:1). 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 (38:1–6).
Jucal
JUCAL* Alternate name for Jehucal, Shelemiah’s son, in Jeremiah 38:1 (nlt mg). See Jehucal.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jehucal
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
Jehucal
Jehucal (Heb. yĕhûḵal) (also JUCAL)The son of Shelemiah, sent by King Zedekiah to solicit the prayers of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 37:3). At Jer. 38:1 he is called Jucal.
Jucal
Jucal (Heb. yûḵāl) (also JEHUCAL)The son of Shelemiah; an opponent of Jeremiah who sought to kill the prophet by casting him into a cistern (Jer. 38:1–6). At Jer. 37:3 he is called Jehucal.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jehucal
Jehucal [jə hōōˊkəl] (Heb. yehûḵal “Yahweh is powerful”). The son of Shelemiah, sent by King Zedekiah to solicit the prayers of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 37:3). At 38:1 he is called Jucal.
Jucal
Jucal [jōōˊkəl] (Heb. yûḵāl “Yahweh is powerful”). The son of Shelemiah; an opponent of Jeremiah who sought to kill the prophet by casting him into a cistern (Jer. 38:1–6). At 37:3 he is called Jehucal.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jehucal
Je´hucal (able), son of Shelemiah; one of two persons sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah to entreat his prayers and advice. Jer. 37:3. (b.c. 589.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jehucal
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
Jehucal
Jehucalable, the son of Shelemiah. He is also called Jucal (Jer. 38:1). He was one of the two persons whom Zedekiah sent to request the prophet Jeremiah to pray for the kingdom (Jer. 37:3) during the time of its final siege by Nebuchadnezzar. He was accompanied by Zephaniah (q.v.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jehucal
JEHUCAL [juh HOO kuhl] — a messenger sent to the prophet Jeremiah to ask for his prayers when the Babylonians besieged Jeru-salem (Jer. 37:3), also called Jucal (Jer. 38:1).
See also
Relatives
Shelemiah Father