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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 52



Verses 1-34

Jeremiah 52. Historical Appendix.—This is taken from 2 Kings 24:18 ff., and gives an account of the capture of Jerusalem, etc., in 586, i.e. of the fulfilment of Jeremiah's repeated declarations. Except for Jeremiah 52:28-30, this chapter has been taken, virtually verbatim, from its source, which should be consulted for the commentary (see mgg.). The differences of text are of minor importance, e.g. the addition here of Jeremiah 52:10 b, and the last clause of Jeremiah 52:11, the reading "tenth", for "seventh" (2 Kings 25:7) in Jeremiah 52:12, "seven", for "five" in Jeremiah 52:25 (2 Kings 25:19), "five" for "seven" in Jeremiah 52:31 (2 Kings 25:25), the expansion here of the details of Jeremiah 52:18 ff. In Jeremiah 52:15, the clause, "of the poorest sort of the people" (cf. Jeremiah 52:16) should be omitted with 2 Kings 25:11. The added verses (Jeremiah 52:28-30), which are not found in LXX, give the number of the Jews deported under Nebuchadrezzar. They serve to replace a passage in 2 K. summarising the events of Jeremiah 40-43.

Jeremiah 52:28. seventh: usually emended to "seventeenth", as the number of exiles differs from that of 2 Kings 24:16, the deportation under Jehoiachin in 597.

Jeremiah 52:30. This third deportation is probably to be connected with the campaign of Nebuchadrezzar mentioned in Josephus, Ant. x. 9. 7.


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

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