Scripture Nugget 8.29.2015

“In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, King Evil-merodach of Babylon, in the year he began to reign, showed favor to King Jehoiachin of Judah and brought him out of prison; he spoke kindly to him, and gave him a seat above the seats of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes, and every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table. For his allowance, a regular daily allowance was given him by the king of Babylon, as long as he lived, up to the day of his death.” Jeremiah 52:31-34

“The final passage of the book of Jeremiah ends nearly word for word as 2 Kings ends (2 Kings 25:27-30). It is nearly forty years after the fall of Jerusalem and the exile, and the former Judean king Jehoiachin is released from a Babylonian prison and is well treated by Evil-merodach, the now reigning king of Babylon. The book of Jeremiah is well attested as a record of God’s judgment on sin, idolatry, and disobedience; but it concludes with a glimmer of hope that the kingly line of David and the promise that goes with it (see 2 Samuel 7:8-17) is still alive in Jehoiachin.” Wesley Study Bible notes, pg 971