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June 26, 2020


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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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