Jeremiah 34-36 (The Daily Walk Bible).

Jesus gives us an example of how we are supposed to receive the word of God when he told the parable of the sower: “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).

A piece of history that shows us how war worked in the ancient world: “In Jeremiah 34:7, Lachish and Azekah are mentioned as being besieged by the king of Babylonia. Fragments of 21 letters, written during this siege, from an outpost of Lachish to the captain of the guard who was defending Lachish, were found in 1935. These letters were written just before Nebuchadnezzar launched his final attack by kindling fires against the city walls. They were found in a deposit of ash and charcoal on the floor of the guardroom. In one of the letters, the outpost says that he was ‘watching for signals from Lachish,’ and that ‘he could see no signals from Azekah’ (perhaps it had already fallen). Evidently the letter indicates that someone in the Hill Country was looking for signal fires from either Lachish or Azekah to indicate the progress of the Babylonian advance. Such a lookout point exists a few miles east of Lachish, at the western edge of the hill country” (Halley’s Bible Handbook).

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