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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 51:60

 

 

So Jeremiah wrote in a single scroll all the calamity which would come upon Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Wrote in a book - Whether this book contained any more than is recorded in this place we do not know; probably it contained no more than what is found in Jeremiah 51:62-64. A book, ספר sepher, signifies, in Hebrew, any writing, great or small.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-51.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon,.... The evil of punishment predicted and threatened: this he delivered, not by word of mouth to Seraiah to relate when he came to Babylon; but he wrote it in a book for him reread; and he wrote it himself; Baruch, his amanuensis, not being now with him:

even all these words that are written against Babylon; in this and the preceding chapter: this book written by Jeremiah was a copy of them.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-51.html. 1999.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Here we see, on one hand, what courage the Prophet had, who dared to command the king’s messenger; for though Seraiah was a meek man, so as to render himself submissive, yet Jeremiah exposed himself to danger; for he might have been timid, though he was neither proud nor arrogant; and thus, as men are wont to do when terrified, he might have referred to the king what he had heard from the Prophet. Then Jeremiah did what we here read, not without danger; and hence appears his firmness. We then see that he was endued with the spirit of invincible courage, so as to discharge his office freely and intrepidly.

On the other hand, we have to observe not only the meekness of Seraiah, but also his piety, together with his modesty; for except he had in him a strong principle of religion, he might have adduced plausible reasons for refusing. As, then, he was so submissive, and dreaded no danger, it is evident that the real fear of God was vigorous in his soul.

And these things ought to be carefully noticed; for who of our cornfly princes can be found at this day who will close his eyes to all dangers, and resolutely disregard all adverse events, when God and his servants are to be obeyed? And then we see how pusillanimous are those who profess to be God’s ambassadors, and claim to themselves the name of Pastors. As, then, teachers dare not faithfully to perform their office, so on the other hand courtly princes are so devoted to themselves and to their own prudence, that they are unwilling to undertake duties which are unpopular. On this account, then, this passage, with all its circumstances, ought to be carefully noticed.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-51.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 51:60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, [even] all these words that are written against Babylon.

Ver. 60. So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil.] For Babylon’s commination, if at least the book were read publicly, as some hold it was, and the Jewish captives’ consolation.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-51.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

60. In a book — Literally, in one book, a parenthetic remark which paves the way for the direction given in Jeremiah 51:63.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-51.html. 1874-1909.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Jeremiah wrote all his prophecies about the calamity coming on Babylon-on one scroll!


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-51.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wrote in a book = wrote in one scroll.

evil = calamity. Hebrew. ra"a. App-44.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-51.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(60) So Jeremiah wrote in a book.—The “book” is, as elsewhere, a parchment roll. Stress is laid on the fact that the long prophecy was all written on one roll, so that it might be a fitter symbol of the city that was its subject.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-51.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
30:2,3; 36:2-4,32; Isaiah 8:1-4; 30:8; Daniel 12:4; Habakkuk 2:2,3; Revelation 1:11,19

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:60". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-51.html.

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