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Jeremiah 19:2

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19:2 Go out to the part of the Hinnom Valley which is near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. 1  Announce there what I tell you. 2 

Jeremiah 19:6

Context
19:6 So I, the Lord, say: 3  “The time will soon come that people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Hinnom Valley. But they will call this valley 4  the Valley of Slaughter!

Jeremiah 19:11

Context
19:11 Tell them the Lord who rules over all says, 5  ‘I will do just as Jeremiah has done. 6  I will smash this nation and this city as though it were a potter’s vessel which is broken beyond repair. 7  The dead will be buried here in Topheth until there is no more room to bury them.’ 8 

1 sn The exact location of the Potsherd Gate is unknown since it is nowhere else mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It is sometimes identified with the Dung Gate mentioned in Neh 2:13; 3:13-14; 12:31 on the basis of the Jerusalem Targum. It is probably called “Potsherd Gate” because that is where the potter threw out the broken pieces of pottery which were no longer of use to him. The Valley of Ben Hinnom has already been mentioned in 7:31-32 in connection with the illicit religious practices, including child sacrifice, which took place there. The Valley of Ben Hinnom (or sometimes Valley of Hinnom) runs along the west and south sides of Jerusalem.

2 tn Heb “the words that I will speak to you.”

3 tn This phrase (Heb “Oracle of the Lord”) has been handled this way on several occasions when it occurs within first person addresses where the Lord is the speaker. See, e.g., 16:16; 17:24; 18:6.

4 tn Heb “it will no longer be called to this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom but the Valley of Slaughter.”

sn See Jer 7:31-32 for an almost word for word repetition of vv. 5-6.

5 tn Heb “Thus says Yahweh of armies.” For this title see the study note on 2:19. The translation attempts to avoid the confusion of embedding quotes within quotes by reducing this one to an indirect quote.

6 tn The adverb “Thus” or “Like this” normally points back to something previously mentioned. See, e.g., Exod 29:35; Num 11:15; 15:11; Deut 25:9.

7 tn Heb “Like this I will break this people and this city, just as one breaks the vessel of a potter which is not able to be repaired.”

8 sn See Jer 7:22-23 for parallels.



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