Tuesday, March 27, 2012

day 227 - Bible in a year

JEREMIAH 31:15-40, JEREMIAH 49:34-51:14

  • footnote: Jeremiah 49:37 Elam was a region beyond the Tigris River. After a long period of subjugation to foreign powers, it joined with Media and ultimately captured Babylon (Isa. 21:2, 9). Elam became a province of the Persian Empire. Elamites had been settled as colonists in Samaria long before the return of the Jews from Babylon, and they joined with others in attempting to prevent the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple (Ezra 4:9). There were also Elamites present on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:9), but they became extinct in the eleventh century. Elam in modern times is a province of modern Iran, bearing the name Khuzistan. Thus this prophecy of that nation's destruction is long since fulfilled, with the restoration of Elam's fortunes predicted in Jer. 49:39, the fulfillment of which we anticipate and await.

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