Jeremiah 29:24

Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,

Thus shalt thou speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite,.... Or, "the dreamer" {h}; because he pretended to have dreams from the Lord; or because what he delivered as prophecies were mere dreams; as that the captives should quickly return to their own land; so Kimchi: but Jarchi takes it to be the name of a place, from whence he was so called; perhaps the place of his birth, or habitation formerly; so the Targum, paraphrasing

"who was of Halem;''

he was, another of the false prophets in Babylon. This latter part of the chapter is of a later date than the former; and refers to what was done after the above letter of Jeremiah came to the captives in Babylon; and after, the return of the messengers from thence, who brought, account how it was received, and what umbrage it gave to the false prophets:

saying; as follows:

{h} ymlxnh "quasi" Mlwx "somniator somniorum", Kimchi and Ben Melech.