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Irijah

IRIJAH (ī-rī'ja, Heb. yir’îyāyh, Jehovah sees). A captain of the guard who arrested Jeremiah at the time of the Chaldean siege of Jerusalem. Jeremiah was leaving the city at the gate of Benjamin, and Irijah arrested him on suspicion of intending to desert to the enemy (Jer.37.13).


IRIJAH ī rī’ jə (יִרְאִיָּ֔יה, sees). An officer at the gate of Benjamin in Jerusalem who arrested Jeremiah on the charge of planning to desert to the Chaldaeans (Jer 37:13, 14).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A captain at the gate of Benjamin in Jerusalem, who arrested Jeremiah the prophet on suspicion of intending to desert to the Chaldeans (Jer 37:13,14).