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A. 2 Kings 25.

C. Jeremiah 52. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 4 land. Then a breach was made 7 land. Then a breach was made

in the city, and all the men of in the city, and all the men of war.

war (fled, and went forth out of by night by the way of the city] by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden : which was by the king's garden ; (now the Chaldeans were against (now the Chaldeans were against the city round about :) and he the city round about:) and they

went by the way of the Arabah. went by the way of the Arabah. 5 But the army of the Chaldeans 8 But the army of the Chaldeans

pursued after the king, and pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of overtook Zedekiah in the plains of

Jericho; and all his army was Jericho; and all his army was 6 scattered from him. Then they 9 scattered from him. Then they took the king, and carried him up took the king, and

carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Rib unto the king of Babylon to Rib.

and lah (in the land of Hamath), and they gave judgement upon him. he gave judgement upon him. 7 And they slew the sons 10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes,

of Zedekiah before his eyes : [he

slew also all the princes of Judah and he put out the 11 in Riblah.] And he put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and

eyes of Zedekiah ; and (the king bound him in fetters, of Babylon) bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon. and carried him to Babylon, [and

put him in prison till the day of

his death.] 8 Now in the fifth month, on the 12 Now in the fifth month, in the

seventh day of the month, which tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of 8 the the guard, which stood before the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem : king of Babylon, into Jerusalem :

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B. 2 Chron. 36.

(Continued.) 14 his heart from turning unto the LORD, the God of Israel. Moreover

all the chiefs of the priests, and the people, trespassed very greatly

after all the abominations of the heathen; and they polluted the 15 house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the

LORD, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising

up early and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and 16 on his dwelling place : but they mocked the messengers of God, and

despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of the 17 LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he

brought upon them the king of the Chaldeans, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man or ancient: he gave them

Lit. judgements. festly a copyist's error,

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The LXX retains both the texts, yet one is mani8 Perhaps C.'s reading grew out of a var, lect, of

.עבד for עמד

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A. 2 Kings 25.

C. Jeremiah 52. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 9 and he burnt the house of the 13 and he burned the house of the

LORD, and the king's house ; and LORD, and the king's house ; and all the houses of Jerusalem, all the houses of Jerusalem,

even every great house, burnt even every great house, burned 10 he with fire. And all the army 14 he with fire. And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were

of the Chaldeans, that were [with] the captain of the guard, brake the captain of the guard, brake

down. the walls of Jerusalem down (all] the walls of Jerusalem 11 round about. And Nebuzaradan 15 round about. And Nebuzaradan

the captain of the guard carried the captain of the guard carried away captive

away captive [of the poorest sort the residue of of the people, and] the residue of the people that were left in the the people that were left in the city, and those that fell away, city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, that fell to the king of Babylon,

and the residue of the multitude. and the residue of the multitude. 12 But

the captain of 16 But [Nebuzaradan] the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be yinedressers and the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

husbandmen. 13 And the pillars of brass that 17 And the pillars of brass that

were in the house h of the LORD, were in the house of the LORD, and the bases and the brasen sea and the bases and the brasen sea that were in the house of the that were in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldeans break in LORD, did the Chaldeans break in

pieces, and carried . . the brass pieces, and carried [all] the brass 14 of them to Babylon. And the 18 of them to Babylon. The pots

pots, and the shovels, and the also, and the shovels, and the snuffers i,

and snuffers, [and the basons,] and the spoons, and all the vessels of the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

19 took they away. [And the cups,] 15 And the firepans, and the basons, and the firepans, and the basons,

[and the pots, and the candle

sticks, and the spoons, and the that which was of gold, bowls ;] that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of in gold, and that which was of

silver, in silver, the captain of silver, in silver, the captain of 16 the guard took away. The two 20 thek guard took away. The two pillars, the one sea, and

pillars, the one sea, and [the

B. 2 Chron. 36.

(Continued.) 18 all into his hand. And all the vessels the house of God, great and

small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of 19 the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. And

they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem,

and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the 20 goodly vessels thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword

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i The resemblance between the words for snuffers (nprin) and basons (771781) accounts for the omission, but those below have to be accounted for. k C. omits the def. art.

A. 2 Kings 25.

C. Jeremiah 52. (Continued.)

(Continued.)

twelve brasen bulls that were the bases, which

under] the bases, which [king] Solomon had made for the house Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these of the LORD: the brass of all these

vessels was without weight. 21 vessels was without weighti. [And 17.

The height of as for the pillars,] the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, the one pillar was eighteen cubits;

[and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness

thereof was four fingers : it was and a chapiter of brass 22 hollow.] And a chapiter of brass was upon it: and the height of was upon it; and the height of the . . chapiter was three cubits; the [one] chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates

with network and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, upon the chapiter round about, all of brass : and like unto these all of brass : and the second pillar had the second pillar with net- also had like unto these, and work.

23 pomegranates. [And there were

ninety and six pomegranates on the sides; all the pomegranates were an hundred upon the net

work round about.] 18 And the captain of the guard 24 And the captain of the guard

took Seraiah the chief priest, and took Seraiah the high priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and

the three keepers of the door : the three keepers of the door: 19 and out of the city he took an 25 and out of the city he took an

officer that was m set over the officer that was set over the men of war; and five men of men of war; and seven men of them that saw the king's face, them that saw the king's face, which were found in the city; which were found in the city ; and the scribe, the captain of and the scribe [of] the captain of the host, who mustered the the host, who mustered the people of the land ; and three- people of the land ; and threescore men of the people of the score men of the people of the land, that were found in

land, that were found in the 20.

the city. And Nebu- 26 midst of] the city. And Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard zaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to took them, and brought them to

the king of Babylon to Riblah. the king of Babylon to Riblah. 21 And the king of Babylon smote 27 And the king of Babylon smote

them, and put them to death at them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. Riblah in the land of Hamath.

B. 2 Chron. 36.

(Continued.) carried he away to Babylon ; and they were servants to him and his 21 sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia : to fulfil the word of the

LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths : for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

| 1 Kings 7. 15, &c., with which C. agrees.

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C. Jeremiah 52.

(Continued.) So Judah was carried away captive out of his land.

A. 2 Kings 25.

(Continued.) So Judah was carried away cap

tive out of his land. 22 [And as for the people that

were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor.]

(§ 55.) A. 2 Kings 25.

C. Jeremiah 40, 41. (Continuous.) 23 Now when all the captains of 40 7 Now when all the captains of the forces,

the forces [which were in the they and their men, fields, even] they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah

had made Gedaliah (the son of governor,

Ahikam] governor [in the land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of

them that were not carried away

they 8 captive to Babylon; then] they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan

the and Johanan [and Jonathan] the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth

son of Tanhumeth, [and the sons the Netophathite, and of Ephai] the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maaca- Jezaniah the son of the Maaca. 24 thite, they and their men. And 9 thite, they and their men. And Gedaliah

Gedaliah (the son of Ahikam the sware to them

son of Shaphan] sware to them and to their men, and said unto and to their

men, saythem, Fear not because of the servants ing, Fear not to of the Chaldeans: dwell in the the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Baby- land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with lon, and it shall be well with you.

serve

you.

$ 55.-NOTE. C. is extracted from the personal narrative in Jer, 40 and 41, on which A, bases the closing part of his history.

came

A. 2 Kings 25.

C. Jeremiah 41. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 25 But it came to pass in the 41 Now it came to pass in the

seventh month, that Ishmael the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal,

Elishama, of the seed royal, [and

one of the chief officers of the and ten men with him, king,] and ten men with him,

came [unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah ; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah. Then arose Ishmael the

son of Nethaniah, and the ten

and men that were with him,] and smote Gedaliah

smote Gedaliah [the son of Ahi

kam the son of Shaphan with the that he died,

sword,] and slew him, (whom the

king of Babylon had made go

and 3 vernor over the land.] Ishmael the Jews and the Chaldeans that also slew all the Jews that were were with him at Mizpah.

with him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, (and the Chaldeans that

were found there, even the men

And 16 of war.] Then took Johanan the all the people, both small and son of Kareah, and all the capgreat, and the captains of the tains of the forces that were with forces, arose, and came to Egypt: him, all the remnant of the for they were afraid of the Chal- people whom he had recovered deans.

from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even the men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he

had brought again from Gibeon : 17 and they departed, and dwelt in

Geruth Chimham, which is by

Beth-lehem, to go to enter into 18 Egypt, because of the Chaldeans:

for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the

of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the land.

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