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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36
Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40
Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44
Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48
Chapter 49 Chapter 50 Chapter 51 Chapter 52

Book Overview - Jeremiah


JEREMIAH, son of Hilkiah, one of the ordinary priests, dwelling in Anathoth of Benjamin ( Jeremiah 1:1 discovered the book of the law ( 2 Kings 22:8 designation would have been "the priest", or "the high priest". Besides, his residence at Anathoth shows that he belonged to the line of Abiathar, who was deposed from the high priesthood by Solomon ( 1 Kings 2:26-35 Mention occurs of Jeremiah in 2 Chronicles 35:25 ; 2 Chronicles 36:12, 2 Chronicles 36:21 thirteenth year of King Josiah, while still very young ( Jeremiah 1:5 he received his prophetical call in Anathoth ( Jeremiah 1:2 with Hilkiah the high priest, the prophetess Huldah, and the prophet Zephaniah, he helped forward Josiah's reformation of religion ( 2 Kings 23:1-25 go and proclaim God's message in Jerusalem ( Jeremiah 2:2 an official tour to announce to the cities of Judah the contents of the book of the law, found in the temple ( Jeremiah 11:6 call to prophesy. On his return to Anathoth, his countrymen, offended at his reproofs, conspired against his life. To escape their persecutions ( Jeremiah 11:21 ( Jeremiah 12:6 eighteen years of his ministry in Josiah's reign he was unmolested; also during the three months of Jehoahaz or Shallum's reign ( Jeremiah 22:10-12 Josiah's reformation effected nothing more than a forcible repression of idolatry and the establishment of the worship of God outwardly. The priests, prophets, and people then brought Jeremiah before the authorities, urging that he should be put to death for his denunciations of evil against the city ( Jeremiah 26:8-11 however, especially Ahikam, interposed in his behalf ( Jeremiah 26:16, Jeremiah 26:24 but he was put under restraint, or at least deemed it prudent not to appear in public. In the fourth year of Jehoiakim (606 B.C.), he was commanded to write the predictions given orally through him, and to read them to the people. Being "shut up", he could not himself go into the house of the Lord ( Jeremiah 36:5 amanuensis, to read them in public on the fast day. The princes thereupon advised Baruch and Jeremiah to hide themselves from the king's displeasure. Meanwhile they read the roll to the king, who was so enraged that he cut it with a knife and threw it into the fire; at the same time giving orders for the apprehension of the prophet and Baruch. They escaped Jehoiakim's violence, which had already killed the prophet Urijah ( Jeremiah 26:20-23 additional prophecies, on another roll ( Jeremiah 36:27-32 three months' reign of Jehoiachin or Jeconiah, he prophesied the carrying away of the king and the queen mother ( Jeremiah 13:18; Jeremiah 22:24-30 compare 2 Kings 24:12 by Pashur ( Jeremiah 20:1-18 at Zedekiah's accession he was free ( Jeremiah 37:4 him to "inquire of the Lord" when Nebuchadnezzar came up against Jerusalem ( Jeremiah 21:1-3 hearing of the approach of Pharaoh's army ( Jeremiah 37:5 warned the king that the Egyptians would forsake him, and the Chaldeans return and burn up the city ( Jeremiah 37:7, Jeremiah 37:8 this, made the departure of Jeremiah from the city during the respite a pretext for imprisoning him, on the allegation of his deserting to the Chaldeans ( Jeremiah 38:1-5 dungeon of Malchiah, but for the intercession of Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian ( Jeremiah 38:6-13 secret yet was induced by his princes to leave Jeremiah in prison ( Jeremiah 38:14-28 captain, Nebuzar-adan, to give him his freedom, so that he might either go to Babylon or stay with the remnant of his people as he chose. As a true patriot, notwithstanding the forty and a half years during which his country had repaid his services with neglect and persecution, he stayed with Gedaliah, the ruler appointed by Nebuchadnezzar over Judea ( Jeremiah 40:6 recognized ruler of the people, in fear of the Chaldeans avenging the murder of Gedaliah, fled with the people to Egypt, and forced Jeremiah and Baruch to accompany him, in spite of the prophet's warning that the people should perish if they went to Egypt, but be preserved by remaining in their land ( Jeremiah 41:1-18; Jeremiah 42:1-22; Jeremiah 43:1-13 city on the Tanitic or Pelustan branch of the Nile, he prophesied the overthrow of Egypt ( Jeremiah 43:8-13 According to the PSEUDO-EPIPHANIUS, he was stoned at Taphn

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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