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Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 50

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-21

The Siege of Babylon Some Bible scholars suggest that the description of a siege against Babylon in Jeremiah 50:1-46 is a prophecy of Desert Storm, when the United States and an alliance of nations used “smart weapons” to bomb Iraq in 1991; and it is possibly more accurate of the events of March 2003, when a coalition of approximately 45 nations, led by the U.S., Great Britain and Australia, made war against the evil Islamic regime of Saddam Hussein and overthrew his terrorist grip on the nation of Iraq. Never before in the history of mankind had such high-tech weapons been used with such accuracy. This group of developed nations used high tech missiles that rarely missed their targets. [32] I saw on the news how fighter jets were hitting tanks hidden under bridges while leaving the bridges in one piece, and using laser guided missiles designed for urban warfare to destroy one building in Baghdad while leaving one beside it intact. Within about three weeks, the nation of Iraq had fallen to this coalition which used this high-tech warfare. [33]

[32] “War Tracker: April 3, 2003,” CNN.com [on-line]; accessed 25 September 2009; available from http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/war.tracker/04.03.index.html; Internet.

[33] Rob Lindsted, Certainty of Bible Prophecy (Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd, 1997); Jamma Mokhriby, “ Jeremiah 50:1-21,” (Rapture Watch, Cephas Ministries, Inc, 2003-2009) [on-line]; accessed 25 September 2009; available from http://rapturewatch.cephasministry.com/333 Jeremiah 50.1-21.html; Internet.

Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

Jeremiah 50:6 Comments - Israel has been scattered upon the face of the earth until 1948, when the nation of Israel was reborn.

Jeremiah 50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

Jeremiah 50:7 “All that found them have devoured them” Comments - Throughout the course of history, nations have despised the Jews. This anti-Semitism reached its climax with the Holocaust of World War II when six million Jews were systematically murdered. [34]

[34] “The Holocaust,” Britannica Encyclopedia 2009 [on-line]; accessed 24 September 2009; available from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/269548/Holocaust; Internet.

Verses 1-46

Prophecy Against Babylon - Jeremiah 50:1 to Jeremiah 51:64 is a prophecy against Babylon.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Jeremiah 50". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/jeremiah-50.html. 2013.
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