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The Pulpit Commentary on Jeremiah Vol. 1

The Pulpit Commentary on Jeremiah Vol. 1

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
EDITED BY THE

VERY REV. H. D. M. SPENCE, D.D.,

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER ;
AND BY THE

REV. JOSEPH S. EXELL, M.A.
EDITED BY THE

VERY REV. H. D. M. SPENCE, D.D.,

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER ;
AND BY THE

REV. JOSEPH S. EXELL, M.A.

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PULPIT JEREMIAHTHE PULPIT COMMETARY O JEREMIAH VOL. 1EDITED BY THE VERY REV. H. D. M. SPECE, D.D., DEA OF GLOUCESTER ; AD BY THE REV. JOSEPH S. EXELL, M.A. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. WITH ITRODUCTIOS BY THE VE. ARCHDEACO F. W. FARRAR, D.D., F.R.S.— RT. REV. H. COTTERILL, D.D., F.R.S E VERY REV. PRICIPAL J. TULLOCH, D.D.-REV. CAO G. RAWLISO, M.A. REV. A. PLUMMER, M.A., D.D. Page 1
 
PULPIT JEREMIAHFUK & WAGALLS COMPAY ew York and Toronto. JEREMIAH. ©iposftfon By REY. T. K. CHEYE, M.A., aaOTOS 01' TEXDBIVO, ABD LATB FELLOW OJT BALLIOL OOLLEQB, OXTOBD^ l^omilctfcs Bt key. W. F. ADEEY, M.A. l^omiltES fag Farfous authors: EEV. D. YOUG, BJL B V. S. COWAY. B.A. BEV. J. WAITE, BJL BEV. A. B". MUIB, MA. VOL. L FUK & WAGALLS COMPAY ew York and Toronto. Page 2
 
PULPIT JEREMIAHTHE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH. ITRODUCTIO. f 1. The Life, Times, and Ohabacteristics or Jebemiah. 'Vbe name of Jeremiah at once suggests the ideas of trouble and lamenta- i.l\\\ ; and not without too much historical ground. Jeremiah was, in fact, not only " the evening star of the declining day of prophecy," but the hera'M of the dissolution of the Jewish commonwealth. The outward show of things, however, seemed to promise a calm and peaceful ministry to theyom''hful prophet. The last great political misfortune mentioned (in 2 Chron. xxxiii. 11, not in Kings) before his time is the carrying captive of King Manasseh to Babylon, and this is also the last occasion on which a kinjT of Assyria is recorded to have interfered in the affairs of Judah. Manasieh, however, we are told, was restored to his kingdom, and, apostate and persecutor as he was, found mercy from the Lord God of his fatheis* Before he closed his eyes for ever a great and terrible event occurred — the sister kingdom of the ten tribes was .finally destroyed, and one great burden of prophecy found its fulfilment. Judah was spared a little longer. Minasseh acquiesced in his dependent position, and continued to pay tribute to the " great King " of ineveh. In B.C. 642 Manasseh died, and, after a brief interval of two years (it is the reign of Amon, a prince with an ill-omened Egyptian name), Josiah, the grandson of Manasseh, ascended the throne. This king was a man of a more spiritual religion than any of his predecessors except Hezekiah, of which he gave a solid proof byPage 3