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Jeremiah 2:10

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Go west 1  across the sea to the coasts of Cyprus 2  and see. Send someone east to Kedar 3  and have them look carefully. See if such a thing as this has ever happened:

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Ge 10:4,5; Ge 25:13; Nu 24:24; Jud 19:30; 1Ch 1:7; 1Ch 23:1,12; Ps 120:5; Jer 18:13,14; Eze 27:6; Da 11:30; 1Co 5:1

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tn Heb “For go west.”

tn Heb “pass over to the coasts of Kittim.” The words “west across the sea” in this line and “east of” in the next are implicit in the text and are supplied in the translation to give geographical orientation.

sn The Hebrew term translated Cyprus (“Kittim”) originally referred to the island of Cyprus but later was used for the lands in the west, including Macedonia (1 Macc 1:1; 8:5) and Rome (Dan 11:30). It is used here as part of a figure called merism to denote the lands in the west as opposed to Kedar which was in the east. The figure includes polar opposites to indicate totality, i.e., everywhere from west to east.

sn Kedar is the home of the Bedouin tribes in the Syro-Arabian desert. See Gen 25:18 and Jer 49:38. See also the previous note for the significance of the reference here.



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