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Verses of Jeremiah 41

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Jeremiah 41:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1. in the seventh month ] three months after the capture and two after the burning of the city.

and one of the chief officers of the king ] We should probably, with LXX, omit this clause. It is absent also from 2Ki 25:25.

they did eat bread together ] i.e. Gedaliah received Ishmael as a guest. Hence the crime assumed a still more atrocious character.

Jer 41:1-3 . See introd. summary to the section. For Jer 41:1 see 2Ki 25:25.

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 41

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Jeremiah 41:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 41:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jeremiah 41:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Jeremiah 41:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Jeremiah 41:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Jeremiah 41:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 41:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 41:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Jeremiah 41:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 41:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 41:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Jeremiah 41:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah 41:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Jeremiah 41:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Jeremiah 41:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Jeremiah 41:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 41:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Jeremiah 41:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Jeremiah 41:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 41:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Jeremiah 41:1 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Jeremiah 41:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 41:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 41:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 41:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Jeremiah 41:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 41:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

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