Tag Archive: Jeremiah 49


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.

Jehoiakim’s Last Years

“Jehoiakim must have a death wish.  He has callously burned God’s written Word, and now, with the strength of a mouse pursuing a lion, Jehoiakim has the audacity to rebel against Nebuchadnezzar.  Fortunately for Judah, Nebuchadnezzar does not react with immediate military force, at least not directly.  However, he may well be the motivating force behind the attacks against Judah by several of its neighbors over a four-year period of inconclusive war.”

Read:  2 Kings 24:1-4

“Perhaps it is during these years of conflict with old enemies of Judah that Jeremiah brings the following judgments against those enemies.”

Read: Jeremiah 48, 49

“But Jehoiakim will not live to see vengeance brought on his enemies.”

Read:  Jeremiah 22:18-23, 2 Kings 24:5-6, 2 Chronicles 36:8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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