the designation of a man named Shemaiah, a false prophet, who went with the captivity to Babylon. ( Jeremiah 29:24 Jeremiah 29:31 Jeremiah 29:32 ) The name is no doubt formed from that either of Shemaiahs native place or the progenitor of his family which of the two is uncertain.
The designation of Shemaiah, a false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:24,31,32). The word means "dweller of Nehelam," but no such place-name is found in the Old Testament. Its etymology, however, suggests a connection with the Hebrew chalam, "to dream," and this has given rise to the rendering of the King James Version margin "dreamer."
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