JEROHAM (jih roh' ham) Personal name meaning, “he found mercy.” 1. Father of Elkanah and grandfather of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1; compare 1 Chronicles 6:27,1 Chronicles 6:34). 2. Priest after the Exile (Nehemiah 11:12). 3. Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:27, if proper reading is not Jeremoth as in 1 Chronicles 8:14; see Jeremoth). 4. Father of one of first men to return to Jerusalem after Babylonian Exile (1 Chronicles 9:8). 5. Priest whose son was one of first to return to Jerusalem from Babylonian Exile (1 Chronicles 9:12). 6. Father of two of David's military leaders from Saul's tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:7). 7. Father of leader of tribe of Dan under David (1 Chronicles 27:22). 8. Father of captain who helped Jehoiada, the high priest, overthrow Queen Athaliah and install Joash as king about 835 B.C. (2 Chronicles 23:1).
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