je-ro'-ham (yerocham, "may he be compassionate!"):

(1) An Ephraimite, the father of Elkanah, and grandfather of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1; 1 Chronicles 6:27,34)):

Jerahmeel is the name in Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus, in 1 Samuel and in Septuagint, L and manuscripts, in 1 Chronicles.

(2) A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:27), apparently = JEREMOTH, (2) (compare 8:14), and probably the same as he of 1 Chronicles 9:8.

(3) Ancestor of a priest in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:12 = Nehemiah 11:12).

(4) A man of Gedor, father of two of David's Benjamite recruits at Ziklag, though Gedor might be a town in Southern Judah (1 Chronicles 12:7)).

(5) Father of Azarel, David's tribal chief over Da (1 Chronicles 27:22).

(6) Father of Azariah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada in overthrowing Queen Athaliah (2 Chronicles 23:1).

David Francis Roberts

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