Holman Bible Dictionary
(jih hyoo' cal) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh proves to be mighty.” Messenger King Zedekiah sent to ask Jeremiah to pray for him as he began to rule. Apparently, Zedekiah wanted blessing on his efforts to cooperate with Egypt against Babylon about 587 B.C. (Jeremiah 37:3 ). Jucal in Jeremiah 38:1 is probably a shortened form of the same name. See Jucal .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Son of Shelemiah; a prince sent by Zedekiah to consult and ask Jeremiah's prayers (Jeremiah 37:3; Jeremiah 38:1-4).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mighty; perfect; wasted
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Son of Shelemiah and an officer of Zedekiah. Jeremiah 37:3 . He is Called JUCAL in. Jeremiah 38:1 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JEHUCAL . A courtier sent by king Zedekiah to entreat for the prayers of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 37:3 f.); called in Jeremiah 38:1 Jucal .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Able, the son of Shelemiah. He is also called Jucal (Jeremiah 38:1 ). He was one of the two persons whom Zedekiah sent to request the prophet Jeremiah to pray for the kingdom (Jeremiah 37:3 ) during the time of its final siege by Nebuchadnezzar. He was accompanied by Zephaniah (q.v.).
- (jyoo' cal) Short form of Jehucal
. See —Jehucal
- The father of Jehucal
or Jucal ( Jeremiah 37:3 )
- Zedekiah in the tenth year, through Jehucal
and Zephaniah, begged Jeremiah, "pray for us," as the issue between Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh Hophra (Apries) was at that time as yet undecided