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Nehelamite, The

NEHELAMITE, THE

ne-hel'-a-mit, (ha-necheldmi):

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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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'NEHELAMITE, THE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.