Baruch in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(blessed). 1. Son of Neriah, the friend, Jer 32:12 amanuensis, Jer 26:4-32 and faithful attendant of Jeremiah. Jer 36:10 ff. (B.C. 603.) He was of a noble family, comp. Jer 51:59 Bar. 1:1, and of distinguished acquirements. His enemies accused him of influencing Jeremiah in favor of the Chaldaeans, Jer 43:3 cf. Jere 27:13 and he was imprisoned until the capture of Jerusalem, B.C. 586. By the permission of Nebuchadnezzar he remained with Jeremiah at Mizpeh, Jos. Ant. x.9, 1, but was afterwards forced to go down to Egypt. Jer 43:6 Nothing is known certainly of the close of his life. 2. The son of Zabbai, who assisted Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Ne 3:20 (B.C. 446.) 3. A priest, or family of priests, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. Ne 10:6 (B.C. 410.). 4. The son of Col-hozeh, a descendant of Perez or Pharez, the son of Judah. Ne 11:5 (B.C. 536.)

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