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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 52:25

 

 

He also took from the city one official who was overseer of the men of war, and seven of the king's advisers who were found in the city, and the scribe of the commander of the army who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the midst of the city.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Seven men - that were near the king's person - These were privy counsellors.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-52.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

An eunuch … men of war - Or, who had charge of men of war. The King James Version makes him commander-in-chief; he was second in command, i. e., a lieutenant, possibly one among many others of equal rank.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-52.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war,.... The master-master-general of the army:

and seven men of them which were near the king's person which were found in the city; or, "saw the face of the king": or rather, "made to see his face"F8מראי פני המלך "ex videntibus facies, vel faciem regis", Montanus, Piscator; "de videre facientibus facies regis", Schmidt. ; these were ministers of state, who were always at court, and assisted in councils of state, and introduced persons into the king's presence; in 2 Kings 25:19; they are said to be but "five"; but JosephusF9Antiqu. l. 10. c. 8. sect. 5. has seven, as here; perhaps two of them were of less note, and so not reckoned, as Jarchi observes: some will have it, that the two scribes of the judges are left out; but others, more probably, Jeremiah and Baruch, who were first taken, and afterwards dismissed:

and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; or the scribe of the prince of the army, as the Targum; the general's secretary:

and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city: persons of prime note, who, upon the invasion, betook themselves from the country to the city of Jerusalem with their effects, and to defend it. JosephusF11Ibid. calls them rulers or governors.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-52.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

He took also out of the city an eunuch, who had the charge of the men of war; and l seven men of them that were near the king's person, who were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.

(l) In (2 Kings 25:19) is read but of five: those were the most excellent and the other two, which were not so noble are not there mentioned with them.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/jeremiah-52.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

seven men — but in 2 Kings 25:19 it is “five.” Perhaps two were less illustrious persons and are therefore omitted.

principal scribe of the host — (Isaiah 33:18). His office was to preside over the levy and enroll recruits. Rawlinson observes that the Assyrian records are free from the exaggerated expressions found in the Egyptian. A minute account was taken of the spoil. Two “scribes of the host” are seen in every bas-relief, writing down the various objects brought to them: the heads of the slain, the prisoners, cattle, sheep, etc.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Jeremiah 52:25. An eunuch An officer. So it is read in the parallel places.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/jeremiah-52.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See 2 Kings 25:19; only there is mention out of five men, here there is mention of seven, but probably two of them were of less note.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-52.html. 1685.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Nebuzaradan also took the minister of defense, seven of Zedekiah"s advisors who had not escaped, another high-ranking army officer, and60 other men in the city who were evidently important political prisoners.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-52.html. 2012.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Seven: 4 Kings has five. But this seems more correct, as seven were commonly employed, Esther i. 10., and Tobias xii. 15. (Calmet) --- Two might be taken later. (Haydock) --- A scribe. St. Jerome has Sopher, (4 Kings) as if it were a proper name, and not an office.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-52.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

seven. In 2 Kings 25:19 "five"; but the greater includes the lesser.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-52.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.

Seven men - but in 2 Kings 25:19 it is "fire." Perhaps two were less illustrious persons, and are therefore omitted.

Principal scribe of the host - (Isaiah 33:18). His office was to preside over the levy and enroll recruits. Rawlinson observes, the Assyrian records are free from the exaggerated expressions found in the Egyptian. A minute account was taken of the spoil. Two "scribes of the host" are seen in every bas-relief, writing down the various objects brought to them-the heads of the slain, the prisoners, cattle, sheep, etc.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) An eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war.—Omit the article before “charge.” The Hebrew term (Pakid) conveys the meaning of “deputy,” a superintendent under a chief commander. The officer in question had probably, together with the persons named in Jeremiah 52:24, been more conspicuous than his fellows in resisting the Chaldæans.

Seven men.—2 Kings 25:19 gives “five” as the number. Here also we have to think of the exile as the punishment of prominence in the defence of the city. The chief scribe of the army, the “secretary of war,” would naturally occupy such a position. The description of the men as those “that were near the king’s person” (literally, saw the king’s face) implies a high official rank.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-52.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
an eunuch
2 Kings 25:19
were near the king's person
Heb. saw the face of the king.
Esther 1:14; Matthew 18:10
principal scribe of the host
or, scribe of the captain of the host.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-52.html.

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