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a. a disciple of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32–36)
b. the book of the Apocrypha said to have been written by him
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Bar•uch(ˈbɛər ək for 1; bəˈruk for 2 )
1. the amanuensis and friend of Jeremiah and nominal author of the book of Baruch in the Apocrypha. Jer. 32:12.
2. Bernard M(annes), 1870–1965, U.S. financier.
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|Noun||1.||Baruch - economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)|
|2.||Baruch - a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah|
|3.||Baruch - an Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch|
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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