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Jehucal or Jucal (Hebrew יְהוּכַל Yəhūḵal "Yah is able" [1])] is mentioned in chapters 37 and 38 of the Book of Jeremiah:

King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to the prophet Jeremiah, saying `Please pray for us to the Lord our God` [2]

Excavations conducted by the Ir David Foundation in the City of David have uncovered a bulla (clay seal) bearing his name.[3]


  1. ^ International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Book ofJeremiah, Chapter 37 verse 3
  3. ^ Rossner, Rena (January 26, 2006). "The once and future city". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 15, 2009.