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Pashur or Pashhur was the name of at least two priests
contemporary with the prophet Jeremiah and who are mentioned
in the Book of Jeremiah.
(1). Pashur the son of Immer (possibly the same as Amariah,
Nehemiah 10:3; 12:2), was deputy chief priest [Heb. paqid
nagid] of the temple (Jer. 20:1, 2). (At this time, the
nagid, or "governor", of the temple would have been Seraiah
- 1 Chronicles 6:14.) Apparently enraged at the plainness
with which Jeremiah uttered his solemn warnings of coming
judgements because of the abounding iniquity of the times,
Pashur "smote Jeremiah the prophet" (this could mean that he
ordered the temple police to seize him and inflict the
corporal punishment of up to forty stripes found in
Deuteronomy 25:3); then he placed him in the stocks in the
high gate of Benjamin, where he remained all night.
Upon being set free in the morning, Jeremiah went to Pashur
(Jer. 20:3, 5) and announced to him that God had changed his
name to Magor-missabib, i.e., "terror on every side" and
that he would be later carried captive to Babylon and die
(2). Pashur, the son of Malchiah, was another priest, who
was sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord
regarding the impending attack of King Nebuchadnezzar II of
Babylon (Jer. 21:1). In Jer. 38:1-6, this Pashur was also
one of four men who advised Zedekiah to put Jeremiah to
death for his prophecies of doom but who ended up throwing
him into a cistern.
(3). Pashur the father of Gedaliah (Jer. 38:1), possibly the
same Pashur as (1) above. Gedaliah was another of the four
men who threw Jeremiah into the cistern.