The governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar after its capture in 586 BCE (2 Kgs. 25:22). He enjoyed the support of Jeremiah and seems to have restored order over what was left of the country. He was murdered by nationalists who regarded him as a collaborator. Later his death (Jer. 41:2) may have been commemorated by the annual day of mourning on the third day of the seventh month, as mentioned in general terms in Zech. 7:5.

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  • Gedaliah — n. governor of Judah after the Babylonian conquest; male first name (Hebrew) …   English contemporary dictionary

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