Ark of Empire

Jeremiah’s message to Judah is that the Lord has given the earth into hands of his “servant,” Nebuchadnezzar: “I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king . . . . Continue Reading »

New exodus

Israel was redeemed from Egypt ( padah , Deuteronomy 7:8), and in various ways signified that redemption by redemption of firstborn animals (Exodus 13:13-15; 34:20). Jeremiah too speaks of redemption . . . . Continue Reading »

Cup-bearer

Jeremiah tells the exiles that they will be conquered by Yahweh’s “servant” Nebuchadnezzar and will be under Babylon for 70 years (Jeremiah 25:8-11). When the time’s up, . . . . Continue Reading »

Egypt’s Gods

Israel complained about conditions in the wilderness. Some in Israel wanted to return to Egypt. In Egypt, they worshiped Egypt’s gods. Therefore: The complaint in the wilderness was a complaint . . . . Continue Reading »