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Jeremiah 29:2

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29:2 He sent it after King Jeconiah, the queen mother, the palace officials, 1  the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the metal workers had been exiled from Jerusalem. 2 

1 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.

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



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