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baruch


baruch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Baruch 
  blessed.  (1.)  The  secretary  of  the  prophet  Jeremiah  (32:12; 
  36:4).  He  was  of  the  tribe  of  Judah  (51:59).  To  him  Jeremiah 
  dictated  his  prophecies  regarding  the  invasion  of  the 
  Babylonians  and  the  Captivity.  These  he  read  to  the  people  from 
  a  window  in  the  temple  in  the  fourth  year  of  the  reign  of 
  Jehoiakim,  king  of  Judah  (Jer.  36).  He  afterwards  read  them 
  before  the  counsellors  of  the  king  at  a  private  interview;  and 
  then  to  the  king  himself,  who  after  hearing  a  part  of  the  roll, 
  cut  it  with  a  penknife,  and  threw  it  into  the  fire  of  his  winter 
  parlour,  where  he  was  sitting. 
 
  During  the  siege  of  Jerusalem  by  Nebuchadnezzar,  he  was  the 
  keeper  of  the  deed  of  purchase  Jeremiah  had  made  of  the 
  territory  of  Hanameel  (Jer.  32:12).  Being  accused  by  his  enemies 
  of  favouring  the  Chaldeans  he  was  cast,  with  Jeremiah,  into 
  prison,  where  he  remained  till  the  capture  of  Jerusalem  (B.C. 
  586).  He  probably  died  in  Babylon. 
 
  (2.)  Neh.  3:20;  10:6;  11:5. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Baruch,  who  is  blessed