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Gedaliah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah

Made great by Jehovah.

1. the son of Jeduthum (1 Chronicles 25:3, 9).

2. The grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah, and the father of Cushi (Zephaniah 1:1).

3. One of the Jewish nobles who conspired against Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:1).

4. The son of Ahikam, and grandson of Shaphan, secretary of king Josiah (Jeremiah 26:24). After the destruction of Jerusalem (see ZEDEKIAH), Nebuchadnezzar left him to govern the country as tributary to him (2 Kings 25:22; Jeremiah 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" (Jeremiah 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.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Gedaliah

God is my greatness


Naves Topical Index
Gedaliah

1. Governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar after carrying the Jews into captivity

General references
2 Kings 25:22-24

Jeremiah committed to the care of
Jeremiah 39:14; Jeremiah 40:5-6

Warned of the conspiracy of Ishmael by Johanan, and the captains of his army
Jeremiah 40:13-16

Slain by Ishmael
2 Kings 25:25-26; Jeremiah 41:1-10

2. A musician
1 Chronicles 25:3; 1 Chronicles 25:9

3. A priest, who divorced his Gentile wife after the exile
Ezra 10:18

4. Ancestor of Zephaniah
Zephaniah 1:1

5. A prince who caused imprisonment of Jeremiah
Jeremiah 38:1


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gedaliah

(God is my greatness), son of Ahikam (Jeremiah's protector, (Jeremiah 26:24) and grandson of Shaphan the secretary of King Josiah. After the destruction of the temple, B.C. 588, Nebuchadnezzar departed from Judea, leaving Gedaliah with a Chaldean guard, (Jeremiah 40:5) at Mizpah to govern the vinedressers and husbandmen, (Jeremiah 52:16) who were exempted from captivity. Jeremiah jointed Gedaliah; and Mizpah became the resort of Jews from various quarters. (Jeremiah 40:6,11) He was murdered by Ishm'l two months after his appointment.