Jehudi

JEHUDI (jē-hū'dī, Heb. yehûdhî, a Jew). One who sat with the princes in Jehoiakim’s court and who secured from Baruch the prophecies of Jeremiah and read them to the king (Jer.36.14, Jer.36.21).


JEHUDI jĭ hu’ dī (יְהוּדִ֡י, Jew). An officer of King Jehoiakim who was sent to Baruch to have him read the prophecies of Jeremiah to the princes of Judah, and who himself afterward read them to the king (Jer 36:14, 21, 23). His grandfather’s name was Cushi, suggesting that Jehudi was a naturalized Judean.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

An officer of King Jehoiakim (Jer 36:14,21,23). He was sent by the princes to summon Baruch to read the roll containing Jeremiah’s prophecies to them; he afterward read them to the king, who destroyed them. His name is noteworthy, as also is that of his grandfather Cushi (i.e. "Ethiopian"), and the two are said to point to a foreign origin.