Jeremiah 41

A chapter that gives a documentary view of how lawless Judah was after the conquest. The Judean governor set up by Babylon gets murdered by a distant relative of David’s line.

Any doubts about his nastiness is removed when he also murders a bunch of innocent pilgrims who want to pay respects to the site of the ruined temple.

He’s despatched by someone else, who then has go hide in Egypt because there will be reprisals when the Babylonians find out.

They could have lived in peace, but they can’t manage it. Everything that Jeremiah said came true, yet still they fight destiny and the better instincts of divine grace.

A stark inability to learn.

 

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