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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Jeremiah 49



Verses 1-39

Jeremiah 49:1-6 — Prophecy Against the Ammonites - Jeremiah 49:1-6 is a prophecy against the Ammonites.

Jeremiah 49:7-22 — Prophecy Against Edom - Jeremiah 49:7-22 is a prophecy against Edom.

Jeremiah 49:19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen Prayer of Manasseh , that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Jeremiah 49:19 — "Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan" - Comments - Perhaps the lions inhabited the banks of the Jordan River, waiting for animals to come and drink, similar to the way lions prey upon animals in Africa today.

Jeremiah 49:23-27 — Prophecy Against Damascus - Jeremiah 49:23-27 is a prophecy against Damascus.

Jeremiah 49:28-33 — Prophecy Against Kedar and Hazor- Jeremiah 49:28-33 is a prophecy against Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor.

Jeremiah 49:34-39 — Prophecy Against Elam- Jeremiah 49:34-39 is a prophecy against Elam. It tells of the destruction and future restoration of the people of Elam, just as the Lord told Jeremiah to do, saying, "See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant." This prophecy is dated in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah (597 to 587 B.C).

Jeremiah 49:35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Jeremiah 49:35Comments- We know from Scriptures that the Elamites were archers. Strabo alludes to these archery skills (Geography 11136). 31] They had born the quiver against the children of Israel (see Isaiah 22:6), and now they must be punished.

31] Strabo writes, ""Media is bounded on the east by Parthia, and by the mountains of the Cosssei, a predatory tribe. They once furnished the Elymasi, whose allies they were in the war against the Susii and Babylonians, with 13 ,000 archers." (Geography 11136) See Strabo, The Geography of Strabo, vol 1, trans. W. Falconer, in Bohn's Classical Library (London: George Bell and Sons, 1903), 264.

Isaiah 22:6, "And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield."


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Jeremiah 49:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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