Hanamel, Hanameel

HANAMEL, HANAMEEL (hăn'a-mĕl). Mentioned only in Jer.32.7-Jer.32.12, he was a cousin of Jeremiah the prophet. While in prison Jeremiah bought a field from Hanamel when real estate values were low because of the Chaldean invasion. His purpose was to encourage the Jews to believe that the captivity would not be permanent and that restoration was certain.