Jeremiah Part 24

Whose action do we see 11 times?

Why is it for their good that they have been sent "out of this place"?

What does God mean when He says: I will bring them again to this land?

 

 

Whose action do we see 8 times?

Why is it for their hurt that they will "be removed into all kingdoms of the earth"?

What does God mean when He says: I will bring them again to this land?

 

There were four groups of captives from Judah. Jeremiah lists only three of them.


1. In 605 BC, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, Nebuchadnezzar came to Jerusalem and carried away vessels of the house of God and members of the nobility of Judah, among them Daniel the prophet. (II Chron 36:2-7, Dan 1:1-3) No number is given.


2. In 598 BC Nebuchdnezzar carried away Jehoiachin, his mother, his wives, 3000 princes, 7000 men of might and 1000 artisans. (II Kings 24:14-16, Jer 52:28) 3023 of those persons were Jews. Among them was the prophet Ezekiel.


3. Eleven years later, in 587 BC, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, and one month later Nebuzaradan destroyed the temple and carried to Babylon all but the poorest of the land. (II Kings 25:2-21, Jer 52:29) 832 persons.


4. Five years later, in 582 BC, Nebuzaradan carried away to Babylon 745 persons. (Jer 52:30)


I do remember saying that people from the surrounding nations have fled to Jerusalem. Dig up the story of the Rechabites. They flocked to Jerusalem because of the threat of the Chaldeans.