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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 41

 

 

Verse 1

Elishama. A seal has been found with his name on it.

even = and.

Gedaliah. See note on Jeremiah 26:24; and Compare Jeremiah 39:14, and Jeremiah 40:5.

Mizpah. See note on Jeremiah 40:6.


Verse 2

Ishmael. See note on Jeremiah 40:8.

had made. Compare Jeremiah 40:5.


Verse 3

and. Some codices, with Vulg, and three early printed editions, read this "and" in the text.


Verse 5

Shiloh. The last of five references to Shiloh in Jeremiah. Compare Jeremiah 7:12, Jeremiah 7:14; Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 26:9.

offerings. These would be meal-offerings, according to Leviticus 2:1. Flesh sacrifices were now impossible. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 2:1). Probably for the feast of the fifteenth (Leviticus 23:23, Leviticus 23:34. Numbers 29:12. Deuteronomy 16:13).

to the house, &c. Still recognised as the place which Jehovah had chosen.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 6

weeping all along as he went = going on and on weeping.


Verse 8

treasures = hidden [treasures, or stores].


Verse 9

the pit: or, cistern. Not mentioned elsewhere, but see 1 Kings 15:22 and 2 Chronicles 16:6.

because of = besides.

was it. By regrouping the letters, this reads "[was] a large pit which", &c.


Verse 10

the king"s daughters. See note on Jeremiah 43:7.

Nebuzaradan. See note on Jeremiah 39:9.

the guard = the executioners (2 Kings 25:8).


Verse 11

evil = calamity. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.


Verse 12

Gibeon. Now el Jib, about five miles north of Jerusalem, where Joab treacherously slew Amasa (2 Samuel 20:8, 2 Samuel 20:10).


Verse 14

cast about = turned round.


Verse 15

eight. Two had been slain in the encounter above.


Verse 17

habitation = Khan, or inn. Hebrew. geruth. Occurs only here. Probably erected by Barzillai (2 Samuel 19:31-40). Near here was the inn where Joseph and Mary could find no room (Luke 2:7).

whom, &c. See Jeremiah 40:5.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 41:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-41.html. 1909-1922.

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