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Jeremiah – The Fall of Jerusalem

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  • Jeremiah 52: 1-3
    • Zedekiah
      • Last King to rein in Jerusalem
      • 21 y/o, 597 BC
      • Reined for 11 years
      • Babylon destroyed Israel
      • Did evil in sight of the LORD.
  • Jeremiah 52: 4-11
    • 586 BC: Babylon’s Nebuchadnezzar sieged Jerusalem
    • Severe famine
    • Zedekiah was captured in the plains of Jericho
      • Taken to Riblah
      • Zedekiah’s sons were slaughtered before him
      • then blinded
      • remained in prison till his death
  • Jeremiah 52:12-16
    • Nebuzaradan: “Chief of Staff”
      • Burned
        • House of the LORD
        • The King’s house
        • all the houses of Jerusalem
        • Every large house
      • broke down the walls around Jerusalem
      • Took
        • Some poorest of the land
        • those who where left in the city
        • deserters
      • Left the poorest of the land to live off the land
  • Jeremiah 52:17-23
    • Taken to Babylon from the Temple
      • Bronze pillars,
      • Bronze Stands
      • Bronze Sea
      • Pots, Shovels, snuffers. basins, pans
      • bowls, fire pans, basins, pots, lamp stands, fine gold and silver
  • Jeremiah 52:24-27
    • Taken
      • Seaiah the chief priest
      • Zephaniah the second priest
      • temple officers
      • city officials
      • All put to death
    • Judah led away to exile, as prophesied.
  • Jeremiah 52: 28-30
    • Those exiled: probably/possibly a later group after  586 BC
  • Jeremiah 52: 31-34
    • King served for 1 year, (Jehoiachin/Jeconiah), Babylon exiled him,
      • Life in Messiah (descendant of King David: None of Jeconiah’s descendants will sit on the throne) Mary’s genealogy is traced not through Jeconiah but through Mary – Nathan
      • Placed in prison by Evil-merodach (Nebuchadnezzar’s successor) and 20 years later Jeconiah is released from prison

 

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Jeremiah – Destruction of Babylon

 

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  • Babylon Jeremiah 50:1-51:64
    • Past? / Near Prophesy
      • close to Jeremiah’s life, historically Babylon fell after taking over middle east, 539 BC. then taken over by Persian empire
    • Future? / Far Prophesy
  • Jeremiah 50:2-46 : Babylon’s fall and Israel’s deliverance
    • From North, No inhabitants,
    • Historically: not a complete destruction, Modern Iraq
    • v 4 and 5: Nation of Israel will turn to Zion, The New Covenant? (With Israel to be fulfilled when Yeshua returns)
    • v 6: my people are lost sheep because the leaders have led them away!
    • v 9 and v 10: against Babylon, a horde of nations against Babylon from the north
    • v 11 – 16: Judgement of Babylon. seems like a total destruction – future?
    • v 17 – 19: restoration of Israel: pardon for Israel, the remnant
    • v 21 – 28: total destruction of Babylon
    • v 29 – 32: more prophesy of destruction of Babylon
    • v 33 – 34: Israel redeemed
    • v 35 – 40: scope of destruction on Babylon
    • v 41 – 46: Invasion from the north
  • Jeremiah 51:5-6: Israel preserved
    • v 7-10: Golden cup of the earth: Rev 17-18??
    • 11-14: Plans for Babylon and the future Temple
    • 15-19: Israel will not be destroyed
    • 20 -24: judgement on Babylon, because of their treatment of Israel
    • 37: Babylon will be a heap of ruins
    • 41-44: total destruction
    • 45-49: warning to leave Babylon: Rev 17
    • 50-53: days are coming – punishment of Babylon
    • 54-58: more destruction of Babylon
    • 59-64: Written prophesy on Babylon to be read publicly, as soon as finish sink it in the Euphrates with a stone

 

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Jeremiah – Prophecy upon the nations

 

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Jeremiah – Community Failure by Passivity

 

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  • Jeremiah 44:7-10
    • The Jewish people who are in Egypt cut themselves off from the their brothers and sisters in the Land.
      • Idolatry to the Egyptian gods
      • Failed to remember their past and continue to repeat it
      • hard hearted
  • Jeremiah 44:11-14
    • They tried to run away from judgement, but it followed them there.
  • Jeremiah 44:15-19
    • The Men FAILED to guide, love and support their homes and families.
    • We flat out reject your message, Jeremiah!
      • Our idol worship seemed prosperous, then we stopped and now we lack everything.
    • Queen of heaven: Ishtar/Easter
  • Jeremiah 44:20-23
    • It is because they were disobedient that they suffered
  • Jeremiah 44:24-30
    • Egypt will be taken by Nebuchadnezzar

 

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Jeremiah – Obedience and Hardship

Obedience and Hardship

 

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  • Jeremiah 42:1-6
    • The remaining leaders and people go to Jeremiah
    • “Jeremiah please pray to YOUR G_D for us.”
    • Jeremiah, “I will pray to YOUR G_D…”
    • People, “We will listen to YOUR G_D and do whatever He says…”
  • Jeremiah 42: 7-22
    • 10 days pass for the answer
      • Stay in the land and YHWH will build you up and not tear down
      • Don’t be afraid of the King of Babylon
      • I will save you
      • I will deliver you
      • I will show compassion
    • If you are disobedient
    • Deuteronomy 8
  • Jeremiah 43:1-7
    • Did they listen?
      • NO
    • Where did they go?
      • Egypt.
    • Does Israel have a history with Egypt?
  • Jeremiah 43:8-13
    • Stones placed in the brick terrace of Pharaoh’s palace.
    • YHWH will  set Nebuchadnezzar over these stones (metaphor)
    • YHWH will strike the land of Egypt

 

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Jeremiah – Choose who you listen to

 

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  • Jeremiah 40:1-6
    • Nebuzaradan: In country military commander of Jerusalem, reported to Nebuchadnezzar
    • v 5: Jeremiah went to Gedaliah in Mizpah
  • Jeremiah 40:7-12
    • Gedaliah put in charge of the land, men, women and children: the poorest of the land not exiled to Babylon
    • Ishmael so of Nethaniah: a decedent of King David
    • v 9: Those who remained in the land, poorest.
      • Stay in The Land
      • Serve the king of Babylon
    • v 10: Gedaliah will be their intermediary, local G-man appointment by Babylon
      • Go gather and harvest.
    • v 11-12: Jewish people who fled before Babylon actually took over Jerusalem are coming back to see Gedaliah.
  • Jeremiah 40:1341:3
    • Johanan (a member of Jewish forces who survived Babylonian conquest):
      • tells Gedaliah there is a plot to have him murdered.
      • Ishmael, a servant of Zedekiah, from Ammon has been instructed to murder Gedaliah.
      • Gedaliah tells Johanan that he is lying.
    • In the seventh month
      • Ishmael and ten mend murdered Gedaliah and all the Jews where were with him.
      • Gedaliah should have listened to Johanan,  but probably felt he had to trust Ishmael because he had been a servant of Zedekiah.
  • Jeremiah 41:4-10
    • Where is Jeremiah?
    • Ishmael ambushed 70 of 80 men who were returning from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria (all the Northern Kingdom).
      • Shaved, torn cloths, wounds: probably wanted to morn the exile and destruction of Jerusalem.
      • the 10 beg for their lives with food!
    • Ishmael takes as many as he can and takes them to Jordan
  • Jeremiah 41:11-18
    • Johanan, who had warned Gedaliah, took his men and pursued Ishmael
      • Ishmael’s captives see Johanan and turn back to Johanan.
    • Ishmael escaped with eight men.
    • Johanan took the remnant to Geruth, near Bethlehem
      • Possibly the location of Jeremiah?
      • Preparing for trip to Egypt, because of the fear of Babylon
  • Jeremiah 42:1-6
    • The remaining leaders and people go to Jeremiah
    • “Jeremiah please pray to YOUR G_D for us.”
    • Jeremiah, “I will pray to YOUR G_D…”
    • People, “We will listen to YOUR G_D and do whatever He says…”

 

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Jeremiah – Imminent Destruction

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  • Jeremiah 39: 1-10
    • July – Aug 586 BC
      • about 18 months of siege
    • blinded after watching his family murdered and died in captivity
    • Those left in the city where taken as exiles to Babylon
    • Poorest: given the land, vineyards and fields, remained in Jerusalem
  • Jeremiah 39:11-14
    • Nebuchadnezzar turns Jeremiah’s care over to Nebuzaradan, Captain of the bodyguard.
      • Nebuzaradan turns Jeremiah’s care over to Gedaliah.
        • Gedaliah, Jewish administrator stayed in Jerusalem
  • Jeremiah 39:15-18
    • Jehovah tells Jeremiah to give a message to Ebed-melch, the Ethiopian
      • The destruction of Jerusalem is at hand, but I will deliver you, because you trusted me.

 

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Jeremiah – The King’s YES MEN

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  • Jeremiah 38: 1-6This is Jeremiah’s message:
      • Remain in the city and die
      • Exile to Babylon and live
    • The Court Officials
  • Jeremiah 38:7-13King’s eunuch goes to speak with the King
      • Ebed Melek (“servant of the king”)
      • Proselyte or Slave??
  • Jeremiah 38: 14-23Zedekiah asked Jeremiah AGAIN to tell him the word of YHWH
    • Jeremiah, “Are you kidding? You know you will kill me AND you still won’t listen!”
    • Zedekiah, “I promise”
    • Options: Choose wisely!Go out to the officers of the king of Babylon = survive
      • Don’t go out to them = the city will burn
    • v 19: Fear of Man
    • What to do?! 2 Peter 3: 8-9
  • Jeremiah 38: 24-28

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Jeremiah – What is YOUR response to the message?

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  • Jeremiah 36:11-19
    • 605 BC: 15 years before the destruction of Jerusalem
    • The Scroll which Baruch wrote
  • Jeremiah 36: 20-26
    • December of 605 or 604 BC
    • The Kind destroyed the Scroll by fire and commanded Baruch and Jeremiah to be arrested.
    • Elnathan = “God has given”, Dalaiah = “Jehovah has drawn”, Gemariah = “Jehovah has accomplished”
  • Jeremiah 36: 27-32
    • A second copy of the scroll is commissioned, by YHWH.
    • Add to the scroll, Jehoiakim King of Judah will have NO descendant  on the throne.
    • The prophecy fulfilled in 597 BC
  • Jeremiah 37:1-2
    • Zedekiah, puppet ruler of Jerusalem set up by Nebuchadnezzar
    • Ignores the guidance of YHWH.
  • Jeremiah 37: 3-10
    • Zedekiah won’t go but sends messengers to request Jeremiah to pray for Judah.
      • Chapter 34: Prophecy Zedekiah was going to go down.
      • Egypt will turn back and Babylon WILL capture Jerusalem
    • Tolerance and open-mindedness, aligned with Communist China, Radical Islam
  • Jeremiah 37: 11-15
    • Jeremiah on his way to purchase property, in the land of Benjamin. Just to the north of Jerusalem.
    • Jeremiah arrested by Irijah at the Gate of Benjamin. “You are trying to defect!”
      • Jailed in the house of Jonathan the scribe.
  • Jeremiah 37: 16-21
    • Vaulted Cell: Chanuwth : cell, vaulted room, only used once in scripture.
    • King Zedekiah sent a petition: “Have you heard from YHWH?”
      • Yep: you WILL be handed to the King of Babylon!
      • Jeremiah requests/pleads to NOT be sent back to the house of Jonathan the scribe
        • afraid to go back there and die.
      • Zedekiah does consent and Jeremiah is sent to the court of the guardhouse.

 

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Jeremiah – Disaster is Comming

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  • Jeremiah 35:1-11
    • Jehoiakim: “Jehovah raises up”, 605-597 BC
    • Rechabites: Give them wine
      • Not of Jewish lineage.
      • Descendants of Jonadab
      • G_D Fearer
      • Did not drink wine, No house, No farming, No vineyards, Live in tents
  • Jeremiah 35:12-17
    • Message to the Nation of Israel, Even the men of Jonadab son of Rechab follow instruction but you have not!
    • Therefore:
    • Disaster is coming, but there will be a lasting descendant of Jonadab!
      • The descendants were not even keeping TORAH but the law of their Father.
      • Isaiah 66:18-21
  • Jeremiah 36: 1-4
    • The reason for the book of Jeremiah
    • Repent for calamity is on the way.
  • Jeremiah 36: 5-10
    • Jeremiah is not allowed in the Temple, so he sends Baruch.
    • On a fast day
  • Jeremiah 36:11-19

 

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