My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Jeremiah 36

The burnt scroll

God told Jems to write all his stuff on a scroll, so he got Baruch to do it, and got Baruch to go and preach it in the temple because Jems couldn't enter.

When they heard it, the officials were intrigued. They got Baruch to take it to the king, and found out that he had gotten it from Jeremiah. Upon discovering this, they told Baruch and Jems to hide.

The king had the scroll burnt as it was read to him, despite his officials' advice, and ordered Jems and Baruch arrested, but they were hidden.

So Jems got Baruch to rewrite the scroll, and proclaimed the punishment on the king for his sin.

Key verse:
16. When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear and said to Baruch, "We must report all these words to the king."

My thoughts:
I find this passage interesting because it possibly narrates some of the earliest composition of Jeremiah.

You can also see the prominence of Baruch in this chapter aswell.


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