Baruch in Smiths Bible Dictionary
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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