THE SOJOURN in Egypt was such a defining moment in the history of Israel and Judah that you would think the last thing Judeans would want is to go back there. You would be wrong.
This week’s study begins with the immediate aftermath of Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of the Temple. A remnant in Judah, afraid of retribution from Babylon because of the assassination of the governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar, asked Jeremiah to ask YHWH whether fleeing to Egypt was His will. Thing is, they’d decided to go regardless of His answer (which, for the record, was, “No.”)
We also begin a series of prophesied judgments against the neighbors of Israel with destruction decreed on the Philistines and the people of Moab. In these prophecies are some fascinating glimpses into the workings of the divine council, as we find a description of another judgment by God on the gods of Egypt, as well as references to Chemosh, the Queen of Heaven (probably Ishtar/Astarte), Plague (Deber), Pestilence (Maveth, known to the Canaanites as Mot, the god of death), and the Destroyer (possibly the Semitic deity Resheph), all of which were understood to be real entities by the prophets.
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