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Chimham

Chimham [N] [H] [S]

pining, probably the youngest son of Barzillai the Gileadite ( 2 Samuel 19:37-40 ). The "habitation of Chimham" ( Jeremiah 41:17 ) was probably an inn or khan, which is the proper meaning of the Hebrew geruth , rendered "habitation", established in later times in his possession at Bethlehem, which David gave to him as a reward for his loyalty in accompanying him to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom ( 1 Kings 2:7 ). It has been supposed that, considering the stationary character of Eastern institutions, it was in the stable of this inn or caravanserai that our Saviour was born ( Luke 2:7 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Chimham". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Chimham [N] [E] [S]

as they; like to them
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Chimham'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Chimham [N] [E] [H]

(longing ), a follower and probably a son, of Barzillai the Gileadite, who returned from beyond Jordan with David. ( 2 Samuel 19:37 2 Samuel 19:38 2 Samuel 19:40 ) (B C 1023.) David appears to have bestowed on him a possession at Bethlehem, on which, in later times, an inn or khan was standing. ( Jeremiah 41:17 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Chimham'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

CHIMHAM

kim'-ham (kimham (2 Samuel 19:37,38) or kimhan (2 Samuel 19:40) or kemohem (Jeremiah 41:17 Kt.); this reading, however, may probably be safely ignored):

One of the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, who supported David while the latter was in exile in Mahanaim (2 Samuel 19:37). After the death of Absalom, Barzillai was invited to spend the remainder of his life with the king; but he refused, and sent his son Chimham in his stead. From the mention of "the habitation of Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem" (Jeremiah 41:17 the King James Version), it has been inferred that Chimham received a grant of land from David's patrimony at Bethlehem, which retained his name for at least four centuries. It has been suggested that his name was probably Ahinoam ('achino`am).

Horace J. Wolf


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHIMHAM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.