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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Jeremiah 47

Verse 1

The Forty-Third Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

against = concerning. Compare Jeremiah 48:1 ; Jeremiah 49:1 , Jeremiah 49:7 , Jeremiah 49:23 .

before. To show that this prophecy was not the anticipation of human foresight.

Pharaoh. Pharaoh-necho, after his victory over Josiah (2 Kings 23:29 . 2 Chronicles 35:20 ).

Gaza. Hebrew. 'azzah (with 'eth). Now Ghuzzeh. Still standing at the time of this prophecy (the fourth year of Jehoiakim). Not Carchemish, for compare 2 Kings 24:7 .

Verse 2

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

waters. The symbol of the Chaldean armies.

the north. Compare Jeremiah 46:20 .

men. Hebrew ' adam .

Verse 3

strong horses. Compare Jeremiah 8:16 .

rushing = rattling.

children = sons.

Verse 4

the day that cometh. Compare Jeremiah 46:10 .

Tyrus and Zidon. The same origin as the Philistines.

the country = the sea coast.

Caphtor. Not identified. Perhaps Crete, whence the Philistines emigrated (Genesis 10:14 .Deuteronomy 2:23 .Amos 9:7; Amos 9:7 ).

Verse 5

Baldness = the sign of mourning. Compare Jeremiah 16:6 .

Ashkelon. Now 'Aakalan.

their valley. Septuagint reads "Anakim" instead of 'imkam.

Verse 6

sword of the LORD. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:41 ).

Verse 7

How . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 47". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/jeremiah-47.html. 1909-1922.