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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 36:18

 

 

Then Baruch said to them, "He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book."

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

He pronounced - He used to say aloud, he dictated. Baruch‘s office was merely mechanical. He contributed nothing but hand, pen, and ink.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-36.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then Baruch answered them,.... At once, without any hesitation, plainly and fully:

he pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth; that is, the Prophet Jeremiah delivered by word of mouth, not the substance only of this roll, but the express words of it, and everyone of them, and that clearly and distinctly, without any hesitation, or premeditation; by which it is plain it was by the Spirit of the Lord he did it; neither matter nor words were Baruch's, but were exactly as they were delivered:

and I wrote them with ink in the book; as they saw with their eyes, and which was the manner of writing with the Jews so early; Baruch had no further concern in this matter than to provide pen, ink, and parchment, and to make use of them as he did, just as the prophet dictated and directed him.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-36.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

his mouth — Baruch replies it was by the oral dictation of the prophet; Jeremiah 36:2 accords with this view, rather than with the notion that Jeremiah repeated his prophecies from manuscripts.

ink — his specification of the “ink” implies: I added nothing save the hand, pen, and ink.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-36.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

He pronounced — This could not but add to the princes fear, they must needs conceive that without a special influence of God, it had been impossible, that Jeremiah should have called to mind all that he had spoken at several times in so many years.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/jeremiah-36.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

He simply answered, that Jeremiah had pronounced these words to him. They might hence have concluded, that Jeremiah had no roll laid before him, and that he had been not long meditating on what he communicated to his scribe Baruch. And though he seems to have said no more than what might satisfy the princes, yet the purport of the whole is, that Jeremiah did not produce the roll from a recess or his desk, but promptly gave utterance to what God’s Spirit suggested to him. Their astonishment, then, must have increased, when the king’s counsellors knew that these commands did not proceed from a mortal man, but that, on the contrary, God spoke them by the mouth of Jeremiah, and by the hand of Baruch. It follows, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-36.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 36:18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote [them] with ink in the book.

Ver. 18. And Baruch answered them.] Answerably (a) to the question they asked him. [Jeremiah 36:17] Dignum patella operculum.

And I wrote them with ink in the book.] The use, then, of writing with pen and ink is ancient among the Hebrews.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-36.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

This could not but add to the princes’ fear and amazement. They must needs conceive that the thing was done from God, for without a special influence of God it had been a thing impossible that Jeremiah should have called to mind all that he had spoken at several times in so many years; and proceeding from the God of truth, they must needs fear that they would have their certain and just accomplishment in their season.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-36.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Reading. No study was requisite. (Haydock) --- Ink. It formerly resembled that used by printers, (Calmet) being composed of soot and gum. (Vitruvius vii. 10.)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-36.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth. Baruch replies, it was by the oral dictation of the prophet: Jeremiah 36:2 accords with this view, rather than with the notion that Jeremiah repeated his prophecies from MSS.

I wrote them with ink - his specification of the "ink" implies, I added nothing except the hand, pen, and ink.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-36.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
He
2,4; 43:2,3; Proverbs 26:4,5
with ink
Baddeyo is rendered by some, after him; but deyo (in Chaldee and Syriac deyootha, and in Welsh du,) certainly denotes ink; whence are derived the Arabic dawat and deweet, and Persian deeveet, an ink-holder; the Syriac dayowo, and Persian div, the devil. So the Alexandrian copy of the LXX. has [en melani] and Vulgate atramento, "with ink." Perhaps the princes supposed that Baruch had written this roll from memory; and that it was rather to be considered as his composition, than the substance of Jeremiah's prophecies; and they might ask this apparently frivolous question in order to allay the alarms excited by considering it as the word of God. But Baruch, with great simplicity, so answered their question, as to shew that he only acted as Jeremiah's amanuensis, and wrote verbatim what he had dictated.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 36:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-36.html.

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