Pashur in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("prosperity everywhere") (Gesenius). 1. Jeremiah 20:1-6. A priest, Immer's son, of the 16th order (1 Chronicles 9:12), "chief governor in the house of the Lord." There were 24 in all: 16 of Eleazar's sons, eight of Ithamar's, answering (Luke 22:4) to the captains of the temple (1 Chronicles 24:14). Smote and put in the stocks Jeremiah for foretelling Jerusalem's desolation. On the following day Jeremiah, when brought out of the stocks, foretold that he should be not Pashur but Magor-Missabib, a terror to himself and his friends; he and all in his house, and all his friends to whom he had "prophesied lies" (Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 18:18), should go into captivity and die in Babylon. 2. Jeremiah 21:1; Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 38:1-2; Jeremiah 38:6; 1 Chronicles 24:9; 1 Chronicles 24:14; Nehemiah 11:12. frontMAGOR-MISSABIB.) The house was a chief one in Nehemiah's time (Nehemiah 7:41; Nehemiah 10:3; Nehemiah 12:2). He was sent by Zedekiah to consult Jeremiah on the issue of Nebuchadnezzar's threatened attack, and received a reply foreboding Judah's overthrow. Subsequently, after the respite caused by Pharaoh Hophra had ended and the Chaldees returned to the siege, Pashur was one who besought the king to kill Jeremiah for weakening the hands of the men of war by dispiriting prophecies, and who cast the prophet into the pit of Malchiah. 3. Jeremiah 38:1.

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