Ham'melech (Heb. ham-Me'lek, הִמֶּלֶך', which is merely מֶלֶך', me'lek, king, with the article prefixed; Sept. translates ὁ βασιλεύς, Vulg. Amelech), the father of Jerahmeel, which latter was one of those commanded by Jehoiakim to arrest Jeremiah and Baruch (Jer 36:26). B.C. ante 605. It is doubtful whether this was the same with the Hammelech, father of Malchiah, into whose dungeon Jeremiah was afterwards cast (Jer 38:6). B.C. ante 589.'Others, however, regard the word in both cases as an appellative, referring in the first passage to Jehoiakim, and in the latter to Zedekiah. SEE HAMMOLEKETH.

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