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Pashhur (officer)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The son of Immer and chief officer in the temple during the time of Jeremiah (Jer 20:1). He may have been a descendant of Immer, one of the heads of the 24 priestly divisions. In response to Jeremiah’s prophecies over Judah’s imminent destruction, Pashhur beat Jeremiah and put him in stocks (Jer 20:1–2). Upon being released, Jeremiah prophesied that Pashhur and his family would die in exile in Babylon (Jer 20:6). He may be the ancestor of the postexilic priestly clan of Pashhur. For more information, see these articles: Pashhur the Priest; Immer the Priest.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pashhur, Son of Immer
Pashhur, Son of Immer (פַּשְׁחוּר‎, pashchur). The son of Immer and chief officer in the temple during the time of Jeremiah (Jer 20:1). He may have been a descendant of Immer, one of the heads of the 24 priestly divisions. In response to Jeremiah’s prophecies over Judah’s imminent destruction, Pashhur
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pashhur (Person)
PASHHUR (PERSON) [Heb pašḥûr (פַּשְׁחוּר)]. Name of five individuals in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha. The name is derived from Egyptian and means probably either “Son of Horus” or “Portion of Horus” (Fowler TPNAH, 64–65).1. Son of Malchiah (Jer 21:1; 38:2). In Jeremiah 21, Pashhur the son of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pashhur, Pashur
Pashhur, Pashur. Common OT name, spelled Pashur in the kjv.1. Forefather of a family of priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:38; Neh 7:41). He was perhaps also the son of Malchijah and the grandfather of Adaiah the priest. Adaiah served in the sanctuary during the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pashhur
1. Son of Immer; a priest and chief officer in the temple in the time of Jeremiah (Jer. 20:1). His function was apparently to maintain order in the temple precincts. He punished Jeremiah for his gloomy prophecy by beating him and putting him in stocks (v 2). Following his release, Jeremiah pronounced
Pashhur
Pashhur pashʹər [Heb. pašḥûr < paššāḥ—‘destruction’ + seḥôr—‘all around’ (see J. A. Thompson, Book of Jeremiah [NICOT, 1980], p. 455), or possibly Egyp Pš Ḥōr (KoB, p. 784)]; AV PASHUR.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pashhur, Pashur
PASHHUR, PASHUR*1. Forefather of a family of priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:38; Neh 7:41). He was perhaps also the son of Malkijah and the grandfather of Adaiah the priest. Adaiah served in the sanctuary during the postexilic period (1 Chr 9:12). Six of Pashhur’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pashhur
Pashhur (pash´huhr; Egyptian, “portion of [the god] Horus”).1 A priest, son of Immer, and chief officer in the temple; he opposed Jeremiah’s prophecy, beat him, and put him in stocks. Jeremiah renamed him “Terror-all-around,” reaffirmed his own word of destruction, and prophesied personal exile to Babylon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pashur
PASHUR. A name of probable Egyptian origin meaning “the son of Horus” (S. Ahituv, “Pashhur,” IEJ, XX [1970], 95 f.).1. A son of Immer; a priest who served as “chief officer” in the temple during the days of Jeremiah (Jer 20:1–6). He beat Jeremiah and put him in stocks because the prophet had prophesied
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pashhur
PASHHUR. This name is probably of Egyptian origin: Heb. paš-ḥûr from Egyp. p(’) š(ri’n) Ḥr, ‘the son (of) (the god) Horus’; cf. S. Ahituv, IEJ 20, 1970, pp. 95–96.1. Pashhur son of Immer. A priest, the chief officer of the house of the Lord, in the reign of Zedekiah or earlier, who put Jeremiah
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pashhur
Pashhur (Heb. pašḥûr)1. The son of Malchiah and a descendant of Immer, identified in 1 Chr. 9:12; Neh. 11:12 as the grandfather of Adaiah, a priest in Jerusalem after the Exile. He may be the same as the Pashhur (5) in Jer. 21, 38, although that individual is not identified as a priest.2. The head
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pashhur
Pashhur [păshˊər] (Heb. pašḥûr; cf. Egyp. Pš Ḥōr). Some or all of the individuals bearing this name may actually be the same person. The name arises in two contexts, among the names of ancestors of postexilic priests (1, 2) and among names of opponents of the prophet Jeremiah (35). One
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pashhur
PASHHUR (Egyptian, meaning perhaps “son of Horus” or “portion of Horus”) The name of two men in the book of Jeremiah.1. The son of Malchiah (Jer 21:1). With Zephaniah the priest, he was sent to Jeremiah by King Zedekiah to ask the prophet if there was any hope at all that Judea might be saved from the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pashur
Pash´ur (freedom).1. One of the families of priests of the chief house of Malchijah. 1 Chron. 9:12; 24:9; Neh. 11:12; Jer. 21:1; 38:1. In the time of Nehemiah this family appears to have become a chief house, and its head the head of a course. Ezra 2:38; Neh. 7:41; 10:3. The individual from whom the
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