able, the son of Shelemiah. He is also called Jucal ( Jeremiah 38:1 ). He was one of the two persons whom Zedekiah sent to request the prophet Jeremiah to pray for the kingdom ( Jeremiah 37:3 ) during the time of its final siege by Nebuchadnezzar. He was accompanied by Zephaniah (q.v.).
mighty; perfect; wasted
(able ), son of Shelemiah; one of two persons sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah to entreat his prayers and advice. ( Jeremiah 37:3 ) (B.C. 589.)
je-hu'-kal (yechukhal, probably meaning "Yahweh is able"):
A courtier sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah to ask the prophet to pray for the king and the people (Jeremiah 37:3). Most versions except Septuagint, with Jeremiah 38:1, have "Jucal" ( yukhal, same meaning).
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