- The son of Immer, the head of one of the priestly courses, was chief governor of the temple.
At this time the governor of the temple was Seraiah the high priest and Pashur was his deputy.
Enraged at the plainness with which Jeremiah uttered his solemn warnings of coming judgements, because of the abounding iniquity of the times, Pashur ordered the temple police to seize him, and after inflicting on him corporal punishment, to put him in the stocks in the high gate of Benjamin, where he remained all night.
On being set free in the morning, Jeremiah went to Pashur, and announced to him that God had changed his name to Magor-missabib, i.e., "terror on every side."
He was carried captive to Babylon, and died there.
- A priest sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord.
He advised that the prophet should be put to death.
Easton's Bible Dictionary