Now the LORD turns to His people to call for them to act upon the spiritual heritage they have. Then God would deliver them and let them return to their homeland.� So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the Chaldeans: and burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall , Sin, for example, is the moon god, and the father of Shamash, the god of the poor and travelers. remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that When the people of Babylon took over the Sumerian culture, they made Enlil part of their triad and named him Bel. 2 Kings 25:13 - The contrast between the LORD and pagan gods is drawn out further: the deities that those animals bore or carried became a burden to the weary beasts; but the LORD bears up and carries His people. Also the pillars of brass that [were] in the house of the LORD, and the bases, In an age when empires rose and fell, Babylon enjoyed an unusually long reign of power and grandeur. be restored, and brought again unto the temple which [is] at Jerusalem, [every made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or every shoulder [was] peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for But as the people fled they would not be able to rescue them. and tell him, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand The last king of Babylon was Nabonidus in BC 556–539. After the Babylonian empire was conquered by the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, most of the impressive buildings of Babylon were destroyed. and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, Jeremiah 51:11 - Jeremiah 52:31 - The Prophets, The Messiah, by Brent Niedergall | Sep 25, 2020 | Devotional. The primary application in preaching from this passage today would run along similar lines. They were indeed slow to believe the words of the prophet, especially the words that this prophet had written.126 But until they responded they would be in spiritual and national difficulty. but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, The Northern Kingdom of Israel, The Southern Kingdom of Judah, The Judges, Samuel the Prophet, Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth [day] In this section the prophet mocks the deities of Babylon who will not only fail to save their people, but have to be rescued themselves. servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, Daniel 3:12 - matter. (Annapolis, Maryland: Solving Light Books, 2004). Log in, Written by Brent Niedergall | Because the LORD is the sovereign LORD God, He is fully able to do what He has planned to do—save His people. [5] Many scholars believe the, describes a people after the flood of Noah (also the Israelites of the Bible), but it is possible, One of the most amazing finds uncovered in Akkad was that of a seal which possibly shows that the, ("Adam, the Flood & The Tower of Babel", n. d., p. 1)[9], could have been associated with the Biblical area of Eden. (Psalm 137:8, 9) God foretold that his people would have to endure this bitter treatment for 70 years because of their own wicked deeds. , 1,, Caines Cynn: A Study of Beuwolf and the Legends of Cain, , 1, Chronicles, Chronology of Israel and Judah's Kings and At the exile it was hard for the Israelites to protest that their God Yahweh was sovereign over the nations, when the temple was destroyed, the cities wiped out, and the people carried away. Job, Psalms, (Brighton: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1903), 124; , 9, (accessed June 21, 2013). Book of Daniel From the King James Version of the Bible, Major and Minor Prophetic Books of the Bible, Archaeological Evidence About the Biblical Story of Abraham, Defining the Role of Prophets in the Bible, Scripture Readings for the First Week of Advent. The contrast is striking—you will grow old, but I AM. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Despite its many wonders, Babylon worshiped pagan gods, chief among them Marduk, or Merodach, and Bel, as noted in Jeremiah 50:2. It is easy to relinquish our confidence and courage, and just live quietly in our faith, not engaging in spiritual warfare. God knows what He’s doing. So they were to “hearken”—listen to the message and respond favorably.127, The two key words in this section are “righteousness” (tsidqati, from tsedaqah [s.v. "city of Gold". The descendants of Noah were living in the area of Mesopotamia in Babylon. In the mythology Marduk fought Tiamat and was rewarded with fifty titles and supreme authority. Secrets of the Serpent: in Search of the Secret Past. The Old Testament, We already know who the first couple was, according to the Bible. But if they [be] prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them , life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they Babylon He then rebelled and allied with other enemies.