Character Study on Hammelech

Character Study on Hammelech

Jeremiah 36: But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD hid them.
Jeremiah 38: Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Hammelech
(ham' meh lehch) According to KJV, personal name meaning, “the king” (Jeremiah 36:26 ; Jeremiah 38:6 ). Modern translations read, “son of the king.”



Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hammelech
The king's, the father of Jerahmeel, mentioned in Jeremiah 36:26 . Some take this word as a common noun, "the king", and understand that Jerahmeel was Jehoiakim's son. Probably, however, it is to be taken as a proper name.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hammelech
Jeremiah 36:26; Jeremiah 38:6. Jehoiakim at this time (the fifth year of his reign) had no grown up son. Jeconiah his successor was then but eleven (2 Kings 23:36; compare 2 Kings 24:8). We must not then, with Smith's Bible Dictionary, translated "the king," but as a proper name, Hammelech, father of Jerahmeel and Malchiah.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Hammelech
A king; a counselor
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hammelech
HAMMELECH occurs as a proper name in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] of Jeremiah 36:26 ; Jeremiah 38:6 , but there is little doubt that the rendering ought to be ‘the king,’ as in RV [Note: Revised Version.] and AVm [Note: Authorized Version margin.] .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hammelech
Father of Jerahmeel and Malchiah, as in the A.V. The word is considered by some not to be a proper name, but to signify 'the king,' reading 'Jerahmeel, the king's son,' and 'Malchiah, the king's son,' Jeremiah 36:26 ; Jeremiah 38:6 ; as in the margin and the R.V.

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Jerahmeel - ... ... Son of Hammelech (Jeremiah 36:26 )
Jerahmeel - Son of Hammelech and an officer of Jehoiakim
Hammelech - Hammelech occurs as a proper name in AV [Note: Authorized Version
Jehudi'Jah - There is really no such name in the Hebrew Bible as that which our Authorized Version exhibits at ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 ) If it is a proper name at all, it is Ha-jehudijah, like Hammelech, Hak-koz, etc
Hammelech - We must not then, with Smith's Bible Dictionary, translated "the king," but as a proper name, Hammelech, father of Jerahmeel and Malchiah
Malchiah - Son of Hammelech, or "of the king" into whose dungeon Jeremiah was cast (Jeremiah 38:6)
Jerah'me-el - ) ... Son of Hammelech, who was employed by Jehoiakim to make Jeremiah and baruch prisoners, after the had burnt the roll of Jeremiah's prophecy
Jerahmeel - Son of Hammelech (Hebrew, “the king” and so translated by modern versions), who was one of a group whom King Jehoiakim sent to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:26 ); but the Lord showed He has more power than human rulers by hiding His faithful servants from the king
Malchiah, Malchijah - Son of Hammelech, into whose dungeon Jeremiah was cast
Jerahmeel - ] ( filio Amelech ), calling him ‘son of Hammelech’: RV [Note: Revised Version
Names - Hammelech
Abaddon - ] on Job 26:6), the lowest part of Gehenna, the deepest deep of hell (‘Emek Hammelech, 15