Gedaliah: Made great by Jehovah.
1. the son of Jeduthum
(1 Chronicles 25:3,9)
2. The grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah, and the father of
3. One of the Jewish nobles who conspired against Jeremiah
4. The son of Ahikam, and grandson of Shaphan, secretary of king
(Jeremiah 26:24) After the destruction of Jerusalem
Nebuchadnezzar left him to govern the country as tributary to
(2 Kings 25:22; Jeremiah 40:5; 52:16) Ishmael, however, at the head
of a party of the royal family, "Jewish irreconcilables", rose
against him, and slew him and "all the Jews that were with him"
(Jeremiah 41:2,3) at Mizpah about three months after the
destruction of Jerusalem. He and his band also plundered the
town of Mizpah, and carried off many captives. He was, however,
overtaken by Johanan and routed. He fled with such of his
followers as escaped to the Ammonites
(Jeremiah 41:15) The little
remnant of the Jews now fled to Egypt.