Monday, June 14

Disciple Bible Study: Week 11, Reading 3

I’m participating in Disciple Bible Study, a 34 week intensive. For five days, we have different readings.  I have decided to document my initial noticings from a close reading of the scripture. Well, an attempt at a close reading.

Week 11 Theme:  God Punishes the People

Readings: Jeremiah 8, 19, 24, 27


  • 8:3 – death is preferable to living life in the remnant
  • 8:10 – G*d  willing to give the wives to the conquerors. oh. yay.  But here it also says that everybody from prophet to priests is at fault.
  • 8:14-17 – G*d seems pretty mean.
  • 18:18-22 – Jeremiah's heart is torn.  Poor guy.
  • 19:5 – direct reference to child sacrifice having become a practice of the Judah-ites.  Which G*d "didn't command or decree, nor did it enter my mind!"
  • 19:10 – Judah to become like a broken jug
  • 24:4-8 – here we are defining who a good Judah-ite is v. a bad one.  The good ones go into exile.  The bad ones are the remnant.  True Judah-iteTM
  • 27:6 – King Nebuchadnezzar is G*d's servant
  • 27:22 – ends with hope

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