JEREMIAH 29. A future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 is no different. The lineage of Jeremiah as a son of one priests among many in the village of Anathoth, of the land and tribe of Benjamin. Chapter 29. Analysis Jeremiah sends this letter to exiles in Babylon sometime following the deportation from Jerusalem in 597 B.C.E. Jeremiah speaks against two false prophets, Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and Zedekaih, the son of Maaseiah, who prophesied a speedy end to the captivity. The true message from Yahweh concerning the Davidic king, Zedekiah, and the remaining Judahites who were still in the Promised Land was that they would experience war, famine, and plagues. Chapter Overview: Jeremiah's letter to the captives in Babylon, to be quiet there, ver. b. Kings of Judah and during delivery time of the word of God through Jeremiah: THE CONTEXT: Chapters 27 and 28 addressed the two major themes that continue through chapter 29: • The Lord delivered Judah into the hands of the Babylonians, so the people of Judah (whether currently exiled in Babylonia or remaining in Judah) need to accept Babylonian rule. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 EXEGESIS: JEREMIAH 27-28. 1. JEREMIAH'S LETTER TO THE EXILES. (1-4) A letter from Jerusalem to the captives in Babylon. 8 - 14. The date of this chapter is some time after the first wave of captives had been carried to Babylon following the first Babylonian capture of the city in 597 B.C. Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the remainder of the elders who were carried away captive—to the priests, the prophets, and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. The verse has only one meaning. Verse 1. The destruction of those who remained in Judah for their disobedience, ver. As punishment for the sins of Judah, God was going to send the Babylonians to destroy Jerusalem and the temple and to carry away many of the people to Babylon. Not to believe false prophets; nor expect to return 'till after fifty years, ver. • From chapters 29-38, Jeremiah writes about the New Covenant and the hope that God would bring when He delivers them after the captivity. The contest between Jeremiah and the false prophets was carried on before by preaching, here by writing; there we had sermon against sermon, here we have letter against letter, for some of the false prophets are now carried away into captivity in Babylon, while Jeremiah remains in his own country. Jeremiah 29:1-23 – Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles: Seek the Welfare of the City Summary Jeremiah sends a letter to exiles that addresses their concerns regarding life in captivity. 1 - 7. (1:1-3) a. Jeremiah 29:16-19 are a digression that stresses the fact that the Lord would complete the judgment of Judah before any restoration would begin. 15 - 19. (See Jeremiah 25:8–14 for one example.) King Zedekiah who did not heed his warning throws Jeremiah into prison and then into a cistern. Predictive, the predictive part being for both the people of Jeremiah and later generations like those of today. The Book of Jeremiah Chapter 29. Jeremiah 29 is addressed to the exiles in Babylon. Commentary on Jeremiah 29:20-32 (Read Jeremiah 29:20-32) Jeremiah foretells judgments upon the false prophets, who deceived the Jews in Babylon. Nevertheless, Jeremiah warned that the King would fall into the hands of the King of Babylon. Lying was bad; lying to the people of the Lord, to delude them into a false hope, was worse; but pretending … Jeremiah 29 – Letter to the Captives A. 29 Message to captives: build houses, have children and settle – the captivity will last for seventy years. 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