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Jeremiah 22:26

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22:26 I will force you and your mother who gave you birth into exile. You will be exiled to 1  a country where neither of you were born, and you will both die there.

Jeremiah 29:2

Context
29:2 He sent it after King Jeconiah, the queen mother, the palace officials, 2  the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the metal workers had been exiled from Jerusalem. 3 

1 tn Heb “I will hurl you and your mother…into another land where…” The verb used here is very forceful. It is the verb used for Saul throwing a spear at David (1 Sam 18:11) and for the Lord unleashing a violent storm on the sea (Jonah 1:4). It is used both here and in v. 28 for the forceful exile of Jeconiah and his mother.

2 tn This term is often mistakenly understood to refer to a “eunuch.” It is clear, however, in Gen 39:1 that “eunuchs” could be married. On the other hand it is clear from Isa 59:3-5 that some who bore this title could not have children. In this period, it is possible that the persons who bore this title were high officials like the rab saris who was a high official in the Babylonian court (cf. Jer 39:3, 13; 52:25). For further references see HALOT 727 s.v. סָרִיס 1.c.

3 sn See 2 Kgs 24:14-16 and compare the study note on Jer 24:1.



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