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A member of the family of Hashum in the postexilic Jewish community. Jeremai was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:33).
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JEREMAI (PERSON) [Heb yĕrēmay (יְרֵמַי)]. A descendant of Hashum and one of the returned exiles who was required by Ezra to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:33). According to Noth, the name Jeremai probably is related to the Arabic root warima meaning “fat” or “stout” (IPN 226). This individual does
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