A Message Concerning Mo’ab

48: 1-47

Sometime between 604 and 601 BC during the eleven-year reign of Jehoiakim

The country of Mo’ab was east of the Dead Sea in what is present-day Jordan. It was separated from Edom on the south by the Zered River and from Ammon on the north by the Arnon River. Jeremiah listed many of the Moabite cities that God would send the Babylonians to destroy. Much of the imagery used by Isaiah (see the commentary on Isaiah Dx - My Heart Laments for Moab Like a Harp) mirrors that of Jeremiah. Other prophets also mention the destruction of Mo’ab (Isaiah 15:1 to 16:14; Ezeki'el 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zephaniah 2:8-11). But here Jeremiah tells us more about Mo’ab than all of the information we have from the ancient world combined (which means we know very little about Mo’ab).


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