And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was
there, whose name was
Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.
Then said Jeremiah, It is
false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(i ri' juh) Personal name meaning, “Yah sees.” Army captain who accused Jeremiah of treason and turned him over to the authorities for punishment (Jeremiah 37:13 ) about 586 B.C. Apparently Jeremiah was going to inspect the field he had bought in Anathoth (Jeremiah 32:9 ). Since he had been preaching about ultimate victory for Babylon over Jerusalem, Irijah thought Jeremiah was trying to escape Jerusalem and join the Babylonian army, then retreating from Jerusalem. The prophet's mission included suffering. Loyalty to God did not always mean loyalty to the government or protection from the government. Both Irijah and Jeremiah thought they were serving God. History proved Jeremiah correct.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
IRIJAH . A captain who arrested Jeremiah on the charge of intending to desert to the ChaldÃ¦ans ( Jeremiah 37:13-14 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
'Captain of the ward' at Jerusalem who arrested Jeremiah. Jeremiah 37:13,14 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The fear of the Lord
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
He who arrested Jermemiah. (Jeremiah 37:13) His name means, the fear of the Lord; from Jarah, to fear; and Jah, the Lord.
Irijah - Irijah
Irijah - Since he had been preaching about ultimate victory for Babylon over Jerusalem, Irijah thought Jeremiah was trying to escape Jerusalem and join the Babylonian army, then retreating from Jerusalem. Both Irijah and Jeremiah thought they were serving God
Iri - IRI or Irijah
Shelemiah - The father of Irijah ( Jeremiah 37:13 )
Shelemi'ah - (Jeremiah 37:3 ) ...
The father of Irijah, the captain of the ward who arrested Jeremiah
Hananiah - Father of Shelemiah and grandfather of Irijah
Hananiah - Grandfather of Irijah, who assisted Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 37:13 )
Take, Handle - ...
“To seize” someone may be to arrest him: “… Irijah took [NASB, “arrested”] Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes” (Jer
Hanani'ah - ...
Grandfather of Irijah, the captain of the ward at the gate of Benjamin who arrested Jeremiah on the charge of deserting to the Chaldeans
Jeremiah - Jeremiah himself tried to escape to his native place, Anathoth of Benjamin; but Irijah arrested him at the gate of Benjamin on the charge of desertion to the Chaldeans