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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Jeremiah: Chronology

6. The time in which he prophesied, and the end of his life.


With respect to the time, Jeremiah prophesied in Judah and in Egypt, from the thirteenth year of Josiah, for at least forty-three years: granting that he ceased to live in the very first year in which he was translated into Egypt. For he prophesied the remaining nineteen years of Josiah: then the twenty-two years of Jehoiakim and Zedekiah. With the latter deported, Nebuzaradan remained in Judah unto the following year. With him departing, began those civil commotions, that Jeremiah himself describes, Jeremiah 40, etc.: afterwards he was deported to Egypt, and there prophesied, Jeremiah 43; 44; yet all these things were hardly able to be done in one year. Concerning his departure Saint Jerome added this: Before Thannas (Tahpanhes[1]) in Egypt, he, having been stoned by the people, fell down dead. But he lies buried in that place in which King Pharaoh formerly dwelt. And, since by his petition, with the serpents driven from the same place, he made the Egyptians safe from the striking of asps, the Egyptians venerate him there with great reverence.

[1] A city in ancient Egypt, on the Tanitic branch of the Nile.

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