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Jeremiah 52:30

 

 

in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile 745 Jewish people; there were 4,600 persons in all.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadnezzar,.... In this year of his reign, the Jews sayF13Seder Olam Rabba, c. 26. p. 77. , Tyre was delivered into his hands; and he carried off the Jews in Moab, Ammon, and the neighbouring nations, to the number after mentioned; though some think these were the poor people of the land he took from thence, after the murder of Gedaliah, and in revenge of that:

Nebuzaradan captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons; all which being put together make the following sum:

all the persons were four thousand and six hundred; this is the sum total of the three mentioned captivities.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-52.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Not recorded in Kings or Chronicles. Probably it took place during the commotions that followed the death of Gedaliah (Jeremiah 41:18; 2 Kings 25:26).

four thousand and six hundred — The exact sum-total of the numbers specified here, namely, three thousand twenty-three, eight hundred thirty-two, seven hundred forty-five, not including the general multitude and the women and children (Jeremiah 52:15; Jeremiah 39:9; 2 Kings 25:11).


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.

All the persons were four thousand and six hundred — How amazingly were the Jews diminished, that this handful was all who were carried captive!


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/jeremiah-52.html. 1765.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Of this we read nothing in holy writ; some judge it to have been upon occasion of Ishmael’s killing Gedaliah, but this was four years after the taking of the city, and we are not certain what at this time brought again the Chaldean forces.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". 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

The third group, of745 people (presumably adult males), went to Babylon under Nebuzaradan"s authority in581 B.C. This may have happened as the result of a punitive raid conducted after the assassination of Gedaliah. The total number of exiles counted here was4 ,600 persons. This was a very small number of people.

"Perhaps the editor wanted to make the point that Yahweh could build a new future out of a mere handful of people." [Note: Thompson, p783.]

The first group of exiles really went to Babylon in605 B.C. ( 2 Kings 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:6-7; Daniel 1:1-7). Why did the writer not mention that group? Perhaps he wanted to record only three deportations, and not four, since three signified a complete work of God to the Israelites. [Note: See Feinberg, " Jeremiah ," p690 , and Dyer, " Jeremiah ," pp1205-6 , for other explanations.]

The total number of Jews who returned to Judah from Babylon at the end of the Exile, in three companies, amounted to about97 ,000. About50 ,000 returned in536 B.C, about5 ,000 in458 B.C, and about42 ,000 in444 B.C.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-52.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

three and twentieth year. Four years after the fall of Jerusalem. Another contact of Bible and secular chronology, 473 B.C. See App-86.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "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

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzaradan ... carried away captive ... seven hundred forty and five persons. Not recorded in Kings or Chronicles. Probably it took place during the commotions that followed the death of Gedaliah (Jeremiah 41:18; 2 Kings 25:26).

All the persons were four thousand and six hundred - the exact sum total of the numbers specified here-namely, 3,023, 832, 745, not including the general multitude, and the women and children (Jeremiah 52:15; Jeremiah 39:9; 2 Kings 25:11).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "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

(30) In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar . . .—There is no record of this final deportation, five years after the capture of the city, in the historical books. It probably followed on the conquest of Egypt predicted in Jeremiah 44:11; Jeremiah 44:28, and included some of those who had emigrated to that country; perhaps also on that of the Moabites and Edomites, among whom many Jews had probably taken refuge. The total number, including the 10,000 who are not mentioned here (see Note on Jeremiah 52:28), mounts up to 14,600. In Ezra 2:64-65 the number of those who returned from Babylon is given at 42,360, besides 7,337 male and female slaves, and this, as many remained behind in Babylon, is more than can be accounted for by the natural increase of population. Assuming the correctness of the numbers, we are led to the conclusion that after the exiles were settled in Babylon, and found themselves in a more favourable position than was at first anticipated (Jeremiah 29:5-6), they were joined by friends and kindred, who hoped to be better off there than in the desolation and disorders of their own country.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-52.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
carried
15; 6:9

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-52.html.

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