son of Neriah
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sun Nov 28 05:21:54 EST 1999
On Sat 27 Nov 1999 (22:05:48), jchildsjr at mmcable.com wrote:
> As I did a word-search in BW on "son of Neriah" in Jeremiah, I came up
> with both Baruch and Seraiah. Are they brothers or the same person?
Seriah the son of Neriah the son of Maaseiah (Jeremiah 51:59) may well
have been the brother of Baruch son of Neriah the son of Maaseiah
(Jeremiah 32:12). Baruch was a realtor who issued the title deeds of
the property in Anathoth which Jeremiah purchased on God's orders.
This Baruch later appears as Jeremiah's scribe and/or legal advisor.
Seriah was a member of King Zedekiah's Court Staff, about to be taken
captive to Babylon. Jeremiah gives him a copy of the prophecies against
Babylon, which he is to publish there, and then throw the weighted scroll
into the Euphrates as a sign that these words are irrevocable.
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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