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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 52

Verses 1-34

Jeremiah 52. Historical Appendix.— This is taken from 2 Kings 24:18 ff., and gives an account of the capture of Jerusalem, etc., in 586, i.e. of the fulfilment of Jeremiah’ s repeated declarations. Except for Jeremiah 52:28-30, this chapter has been taken, virtually verbatim, from its source, which should be consulted for the commentary (see mgg.) . The differences of text are of minor importance, e.g. the addition here of Jeremiah 52:10 b, and the last clause of Jeremiah 52:11, the reading “ tenth” , for “ seventh” ( 2 Kings 25:7) in Jeremiah 52:12, “ seven” , for “ five” in Jeremiah 52:25 ( 2 Kings 25:19), “ five” for “ seven” in Jeremiah 52:31 ( 2 Kings 25:25), the expansion here of the details of Jeremiah 52:18 ff. In Jeremiah 52:15, the clause, “ of the poorest sort of the people” ( cf. Jeremiah 52:16) should be omitted with 2 Kings 25:11. The added verses ( Jeremiah 52:28-30), which are not found in LXX, give the number of the Jews deported under Nebuchadrezzar. They serve to replace a passage in 2 K. summarising the events of Jeremiah 40-43.

Jeremiah 52:28 . seventh: usually emended to “ seventeenth” , as the number of exiles differs from that of 2 Kings 24:16, the deportation under Jehoiachin in 597.

Jeremiah 52:30 . This third deportation is probably to be connected with the campaign of Nebuchadrezzar mentioned in Josephus, Ant. x. 9. 7.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.