- 51:59-64. Note the date of this incident. At the time, Babylon was rising to the height of her power and glory, and Jeremiah was convinced that she would enjoy complete supremacy over the nations. See chapter 28, which belong to the same year.
How, then does this commission which Jeremiah gives to Seraiah illustrate the truth of Heb.
11:1, that ‘faith is being certain of what we do not see’?
- Chapter 52 is very similar to 2 Kgs. 24:18 – 25:30. It tells once more the story of the fall of Jerusalem, the destruction of the temple and the captivity of the people, perhaps to emphasize how complete was the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s words. For example, compare verse 3 with 7:15; verse 6 with 14:15-18; verses 8-11 with 34:3; verse 13 with 7:14; 9:11; 19:13; 32:28, 29; verse 15 with 16:9-13; 21:9; verses 18, 19 with 27:19-22. See 1:12. Do you believe this, and live by it?
52:24. ‘The three door keepers’: Denoting three high officials of the temple who had charged of the three gates.