(a Jew ), son of Nethaniah, a man employed by the princes of Jehoiakims court to fetch Baruch to read Jeremiahs denunciation, ( Jeremiah 36:14 ) and then by the king to fetch the volume itself and read it to him. vs. ( Jeremiah 36:21 Jeremiah 36:23 ) (B.C. 605.)
je-hu'-di (yehudhi, properly "a Jew"):
An officer of King Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:14,21,23). He was sent by the princes to summon Baruch to read the roll containing Jeremiah's prophecies to them; he afterward read them to the king, who destroyed them. His name is noteworthy, as also is that of his grandfather Cushi (i.e. "Ethiopian"), and the two are said to point to a foreign origin.
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