Tag Archive: Jeremiah 34

Jeremiah’s Prophecies During Siege

“With Nebuchadnezzar;s army just outside the walls, Zedekiah realizes that it is time to consult God.  But the answer from Jeremiah is to surrender or be destroyed.”

Read:  Jeremiah 21, 22:1-9

“Zedekiah chooses not to surrender, and the siege continues,  All but a few of the other fortified cities in Judah have been taken when God sends Jeremiah to Zedekiah with a message about Zedekiah’s personal future.”

Read:  Jeremiah 34:1-7

“Zedekiah is angered and places Jeremiah under house arrest.  it is during his own confinement in the royal palace, and Jerusalem’s confinement as well, that Jeremiah goes to great lengths to reassure the people of Jerusalem that, after the city’s fall and an appropriate time of national penitence, both Jerusalem and all of Israel will be restored.  So that there is no mistake about it, God reveals the good news through Jeremiah not once but twice.”

Read:  Jeremiah 32, 33:1-9

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Read:  Jeremiah 50:41-46 & Jeremiah 51

“Jeremiah also brings a brief judgment against Elam, a province in the south of modern Iran, on the eastern edge of Babylonia.  Although Elam and Babylonia have been bitter enemies over the centuries, it is probable that Elam is at this time a part of Nebuchadnezzar’s empire and an ally against Judah.”

Read:  Jeremiah 49:34-39

“The following account seems to suggest that Zedekiah has a remnant of moral consciousness, at least for a time.  For whatever reasons — perhaps sincere, perhaps only practical, perhaps even political — Zedekiah orders his people to free all their Hebrew slaves.  The law given to Moses sets strict limitations on when fellow Hebrews can be enslaved, and requires their release at the end of seven years.  Zedekiah’s order is obeyed at first, but, when the people renege, Jeremiah rebukes their sin.”

Read:  Jeremiah 34:8-22

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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