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Verses of Jeremiah 40

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Jeremiah 40:7 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

7. all the captains of the forces ] the various leaders of bands among the Jews, who would keep out of the way during the presence of the Babylonian forces and until they found what was likely to be the condition of the country and the nature of the new government.

7 9. Abbreviated from 2Ki 25:23 f.

6. Mizpah ] on a hill ( Neby Samwil) 4½ miles N.W. of Jerusalem.

Chs. Jer 40:7 to Jer 41:3. Gedaliah is slain by Ishmael

Schmidt ( Enc. Bibl. 238 b), on grounds which, when examined, appear quite insufficient, rejects this and the following section (Jer 40:7 to Jer 41:18). Even Du. on the other hand accepts it as in the main an extract from Baruch’s memoirs, adding that it forms one of the most remarkable and interesting accounts in the O.T. Difficulties in the narrative as it stands will be mentioned in the notes. The section may be summarized as follows. (i) Jer 40:7-12. On Gedaliah’s being made governor of those left in the land, Ishmael and other captains came to him and received an assurance that, if they were loyal to Babylon, they should receive protection. He exhorts them to occupy themselves in gathering the produce of the land. The same is thereupon done by many Jews who now return from taking refuge in neighbouring countries. (ii) Jer 40:13-16. Johanan warns Gedaliah that Baalis, king of Ammon, had instigated Ishmael to kill him, and asks permission to slay the latter. Gedaliah refuses to believe the charge. (iii) Jer 41:1-3. Ishmael, accompanied by ten men, goes to Mizpah, and after being entertained by Gedaliah, murders him and all Jews and Chaldaeans who were with him.

Verses of Jeremiah 40

7

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Jeremiah 40:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 40:7 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 40:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 40:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jeremiah 40:7 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Jeremiah 40:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Jeremiah 40:7 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 40:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 40:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Jeremiah 40:7 - Geneva Bible Notes

Jeremiah 40:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jeremiah 40:7 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 40:7 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 40:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 40:7 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah 40:7 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Jeremiah 40:7 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Jeremiah 40:7 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 40:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Jeremiah 40:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Jeremiah 40:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 40:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 40:7 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Jeremiah 40:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 40:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

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