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Bible Commentaries

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