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Jeremiah 43

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-7

Jeremiah’s History from the Fall of Jerusalem till he goes down to Egypt. See Introduction

Verses 1-13

The Fate of Egypt

1-7. They disobey and go to Egypt.

7. Tahpanhes] see on Jeremiah 2:16.

Here ends the historical portion of the book, the remainder consisting of prophecies directed mainly against foreign nations.

8-13. Prophecy of the overthrow of Egypt.

9. In the clay in the brick-kiln] RV ’in mortar in the brickwork.’

11. Death] by famine or pestilence.

12. Nebuchadnezzar shall have no more difficulty in spoiling Egypt than has the shepherd in wrapping his outer garment about him after his labour.

13. Images] RV ’pillars,’RM ’obelisks.’

Beth-shemesh (Gk. ’Heliopolis,’Egyptian ’On’) was a city of obelisks, two of which stood before the Temple of the Sun. Its site is about 10 m. NE. of Cairo.

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 43". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/jeremiah-43.html. 1909.
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