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Jeremiah 37:11

 

 

Now it happened when the army of the Chaldeans had lifted the siege from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army,

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Was broken up for fear of - Or, “had got them up from the face of.” It was simply a strategic movement.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-37.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"And it came to pass that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army, then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to receive his portion there, in the midst of the people. And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou art falling away to the Chaldeans. Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I am not falling away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him; so Irijah laid hold on Jeremiah and brought him to the princes. And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonothan the scribe; for they had made that the prison."

"Jeremiah went forth ... to go into the land of Benjamin ..." (Jeremiah 37:12) Jeremiah's home was in Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin, only a short distance from Jerusalem; and there were many excellent reasons which might have prompted Jeremiah to make that short trip. It is impossible for men to know exactly why he attempted to do so, for God's Word does not tell us.

"To receive his portion there ..." (Jeremiah 37:12) This is ambiguous and has been variously understood as a reference to his seeking a supply of bread, or attending to that business about buying a field, or (following the KJV) merely seeking to find a place of retirement. Able scholars have supported all of these suppositions.

"In the midst of the people ..." (Jeremiah 37:12). Does this refer to the people in the midst of whom Jeremiah would "receive his portion," or to the throng of people in the gate of Benjamin rushing out into the country during the intermission in the siege of the city in order to procure supplies to last through the siege? Again, no one can be sure of the meaning; but Dummelow's comment seems to be fully justified. "There was naturally a rush to get out of the city on account of the confinement as well as the scarcity of provisions."[7]

"Thou art falling away to the Chaldeans ..." (Jeremiah 37:13). This charge of Irijah was a fabrication of his own evil mind, there being no evidence whatever to support his false allegation. "The charge was vicious and nonsensical; and some have suggested that Irijah's charge was motivated by his desire for revenge against Jeremiah for predicting the death of his grandfather Hananiah (Jeremiah 28:16)."[8]

"Irijah... brought him to the princes ..." (Jeremiah 37:14). And what a dishonorable reprobate gang of "princes" these proved to be! Without mercy, reason, or honor, they scourged and imprisoned the man of God! They were a different group altogether from those princes who, at an earlier time, had treated Jeremiah with favor upon the occasion of Jehoiachim's having the scroll read to him and then cutting it in pieces and burning it.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/jeremiah-37.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans were broken up from Jerusalem,.... When the siege of the city was broken up and raised: or, when they "went up from Jerusalem"F3בחעלות "cum recessisset", Cocceius; "ascendisset", Schmidt. ; were gone from it;

for fear of Pharaoh's army; or rather "because of Pharaoh's army"F4מפני חיל "propter exercitum", Cocceius, Schmidt; "propter copias", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. . The word "fear" is not in the text; nor did they leave Jerusalem for fear of his army, but to meet it, and give it battle, as they did; however, by this means there was a freer egress and regress from and to the city.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-37.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

broken up — “gone up.”


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

Scofield's Reference Notes

And it came to pass

Five phases of Jeremiah's prison experiences are recorded:

(1) He is arrested in the gate and committed to a dungeon on the false charge of treason Jeremiah 37:11-15.

(2) he is released from the dungeon, but restrained to the court of the prison;

(3) he is imprisoned in the miry dungeon and kept in prison court Jeremiah 38:1-6.

(4) he is again released from the dungeon and kept in the prison court Jeremiah 38:13-28 until the capture of the city;

(5) carried in chains from the city by Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, he is finally released at Ramah. Jeremiah 40:1-4.


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Jeremiah 37:11". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/jeremiah-37.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 37:11 And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh’s army,

Ver. 11. For fear of Pharaoh’s army.] Or rather, Because of Pharaoh’s army, whom now they drew off to encounter.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-37.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

JEREMIAH’S IMPRISONMENT, Jeremiah 37:11-15.

11. Broken up — Rather, simply gone up.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-37.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Possession, lately purchased, chap. xxxii. (Lyranus) --- Yet some think this had not yet taken place. (Calmet) --- Septuagint, "to buy provisions among." Hebrew, "to slip away thence in the midst of the people." (Haydock) --- He wished to escape the fury of his enemies at Jerusalem. (Calmet) --- It is an old device of persecutors to lay false charges on the innocent, as Julian and the Arians did. (Hist. Tripart. vi. 27.) (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-37.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,

When the army of the Chaldeans was broken up - `gone up.'


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
that
broken
Heb. made to ascend.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-37.html.

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