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gedaliah


gedaliah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gedaliah 
  made  great  by  Jehovah.  (1.)  the  son  of  Jeduthum  (1  Chr.  25:3, 
  9).  (2.)  The  grandfather  of  the  prophet  Zephaniah,  and  the 
  father  of  Cushi  (Zeph.  1:1).  (3.)  One  of  the  Jewish  nobles  who 
  conspired  against  Jeremiah  (Jer.  38:1).  (4.)  The  son  of  Ahikam, 
  and  grandson  of  Shaphan,  secretary  of  king  Josiah  (Jer.  26:24). 
  After  the  destruction  of  Jerusalem  (see  {ZEDEKIAH}), 
  Nebuchadnezzar  left  him  to  govern  the  country  as  tributary  to 
  him  (2  Kings  25:22;  Jer.  40:5;  52:16).  Ishmael,  however,  at  the 
  head  of  a  party  of  the  royal  family,  "Jewish  irreconcilables", 
  rose  against  him  and  slew  him  and  "all  the  Jews  that  were  with 
  him"  (Jer.  41:2,  3)  at  Mizpah  about  three  months  after  the 
  destruction  of  Jerusalem.  He  and  his  band  also  plundered  the 
  town  of  Mizpah,  and  carried  off  many  captives.  He  was  however, 
  overtaken  by  Johanan  and  routed.  He  fled  with  such  of  his 
  followers  as  escaped  to  the  Ammonites  (41:15).  The  little 
  remnant  of  the  Jews  now  fled  to  Egypt. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gedaliah,  God  is  my  greatness