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Abdeel means servant of God. The name is mentioned only in Jeremiah 36:26. He is the father of Shelemiah, one of the men sent by King Jehoiakim to take Jeremiah and Baruch into custody; 604BC [Reese]. This occurred immediately after Jehudi cut up the Jeremiah’s scroll of prophecy with his pen knife and cast it into the fire (Jeremiah 36:23). The men sent to take Jeremiah and Baruch were unsuccessful because the Lord hid them (Jeremiah 36:26).