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The name Jerahmeel (Hebrew , Yerachmi'el; Greek?) appears several times in the Tanakh. It means "He will obtain mercy of God", "God pities", "May God have compassion", or "May God pity".
, or "Moon from God".
Bearers of the name
There are probably three distinct persons of that name in the Tanakh. In order of their lifetimes they are:
The Jerahmeelites were a people, presumably descended from Jerahmeel number 1 above, living in the Negev, who David, while in service with the Philistines, claimed to have attacked (1 Samuel 27:10), but with whom he was really on friendly terms (1 Samuel 30:29).
Cheyne developed a theory which made the Jerahmeelites into a significant part of the history of Israel, but most subsequent scholars have dismissed his ideas as fanciful.