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III. Oracles in the Last Years of Jerusalem

Chapter 21

Fate of Zedekiah and Jerusalem. The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord when King Zedekiah[a] sent Pashhur, son of Malchiah, and the priest Zephaniah, son of Maaseiah, to him with this request:

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  1. 21:1 Zedekiah: brother of Jehoiakim, appointed king by Nebuchadnezzar after he had carried Jehoiachin away to captivity (2 Kgs 24:17). Pashhur: different from the one in 20:1–3 but also one of Jeremiah’s enemies; cf. 38:1, 4.

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