(jih rah' mee ehl) Personal name meaning, “God shows compassion.” 1. Son of Hezron (1 Chronicles 2:9), brother of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42), and original clan ancestor of Jerahmeelites (1 Samuel 27:10). See Jerahmeelites. 2. Son of Hammelech (Hebrew, “the king” and so translated by modern versions), who was one of a group whom King Jehoiakim sent to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:26); but the Lord showed He has more power than human rulers by hiding His faithful servants from the king. 3. A Levite in time of David (1 Chronicles 24:29).
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