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hammelech in the Bible

the king's, the father of Jerahmeel, mentioned in Jer. 36:26. Some take this word as a common noun, "the king", and understand that Jerahmeel was Jehoiakim's son. Probably, however, it is to be taken as a proper name.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • hammelech may be a proper name, or a prince of the blood-royal may be intended.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar

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