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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 28

 

 

Verse 1

the same year. As Jeremiah 27:12, when Jeremiah spoke to Zedekiah; not Jeremiah 27:1, when he received the message which was to be delivered. The same year in which Jeremiah had counseled Zedekiah not to hearken to the false prophets (Jeremiah 27:14).

Hananiah. A false prophet. Compare Jeremiah 27:12, Jeremiah 27:14.

Gibeon. A city of the priests (Joshua 21:17). Hananiah was therefore probably a priest as Jeremiah was.

in the house. Compare Jeremiah 26:2.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah.


Verse 2

the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 7:3.

I have broken. This was proved to be a false promise.


Verse 3

two full years. Hebrew two years in days [measured in] days: i.e. complete years. Compare Genesis 41:1. a Samaritan Pentateuch Jeremiah 13:23. Not years of days (a day for a year).

Nebuchadnezzar. See note on Jeremiah 27:6.


Verse 4

captives. Hebrew captivity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the people in captivity.

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.


Verse 5

Jeremiah. Spelled here, and in this chapter only (except Jeremiah 27:1. Ezra 1:1. Daniel 9:2), in an abbreviated form, "Yirmeyah" instead of "Yirmeyahu", as elsewhere. This may be to bring the true prophet into stronger contrast with the false "Hananeyah".


Verse 6

Amen. Interpreted in the words which follow.

words. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Aramaean, and Septuagint, read "word" (singular)


Verse 8

evil = calamity. Hebrew. ra"a". Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "famine". Compare Jeremiah 27:8, and Jeremiah 29:17.


Verse 9

shall come to pass. Accusative case to the test laid down in Deuteronomy 18:21, Deuteronomy 18:22 (reference to Pentateuch) App-92.


Verse 10

the yoke. See Jeremiah 27:2. Made of wood (Jeremiah 28:13).

from off. So that Jeremiah was still wearing it (Jeremiah 27:2).


Verse 11

went his way. Having no further word from Jehovah.


Verse 12

Jeremiah"s Nineteenth Prophecy (see book comments for Jeremiah).

Then = And. Evidently shortly after this.


Verse 13

for = instead of.

yokes of iron. These are never used. No stronger symbol could have been given.


Verse 14

I have put, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:48, the same words).


Verse 15

not sent thee. The test applied (Deuteronomy 18:21, Deuteronomy 18:22).

trust = confide.


Verse 16

the earth = the ground, or soil.

die. According to Deuteronomy 18:20. Reference to Pentateuch

taught = spoken. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 13:5). App-92.

rebellion, &c. Zedekiah had taken an oath of allegiance to Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 24:17. 2 Chronicles 36:13. Ezekiel 17:15, Ezekiel 17:18). So it was a double rebellion.


Verse 17

seventh month: i.e. two months after, instead of "two years" (Jeremiah 28:3).

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 28:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-28.html. 1909-1922.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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