Jeremiah 27
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Jeremiah 27
Jeremiah 27
Book of Jeremiah in Hebrew Bible, MS. Sassoon 1053, images 283-315.
BookBook of Jeremiah
Hebrew Bible partNevi'im
Order in the Hebrew part6
CategoryLatter Prophets
Christian Bible partOld Testament
Order in the Christian part24

Jeremiah 27 is the twenty-seventh chapter of the Book of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. The material found in Jeremiah 27 is found in Jeremiah 34 and Jeremiah 50 in the Septuagint, which orders some material differently. This book contains prophecies attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and is one of the Books of the Prophets. The New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) describes chapters 27-29 as "a special collection of Jeremiah's prophecies dealing with false prophets", and suggests that "stylistic peculiarities evident in the Hebrew suggest that these three chapters once existed as an independent work".[1]


The original text was written in Hebrew language. This chapter is divided into 22 verses.

Textual witnesses

Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter in Hebrew are of the Masoretic Text tradition, which includes the Codex Cairensis (895), the Petersburg Codex of the Prophets (916), Aleppo Codex (10th century), Codex Leningradensis (1008).[2] Some fragments containing parts of this chapter were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, i.e., 4QJerc (4Q72; 1st century BC),[3] with extant verses 1-3, 13-15 (similar to Masoretic Text).[4][5][6]

There is also a translation into Koine Greek known as the Septuagint (with a different chapter and verse numbering), made in the last few centuries BC. Extant ancient manuscripts of the Septuagint version include Codex Vaticanus (B; B; 4th century), Codex Sinaiticus (S; BHK: S; 4th century), Codex Alexandrinus (A; A; 5th century) and Codex Marchalianus (Q; Q; 6th century).[7]


The parashah sections listed here are based on the Aleppo Codex.[8] Jeremiah 27 is a part of the Tenth prophecy (Jeremiah 26-29) in the section of Prophecies interwoven with narratives about the prophet's life (Jeremiah 26-45). {P}: open parashah; {S}: closed parashah.

{P} 27:1-22 {P}

Verse numbering

The order of chapters and verses of the Book of Jeremiah in the English Bibles, Masoretic Text (Hebrew), and Vulgate (Latin), in some places differs from that in Septuagint (LXX, the Greek Bible used in the Eastern Orthodox Church and others) according to Rahlfs or Brenton. The following table is taken with minor adjustments from Brenton's Septuagint, page 971.[9]

The order of Computer Assisted Tools for Septuagint/Scriptural Study (CATSS) based on Alfred Rahlfs' Septuaginta (1935), differs in some details from Joseph Ziegler's critical edition (1957) in Göttingen LXX. Swete's Introduction mostly agrees with Rahlfs' edition (=CATSS).[9]

Hebrew, Vulgate, English Rahlfs' LXX (CATSS)
27:1,7,13,17,21 none
27:2-6,8-12,14-16,18-20,22 34:2-6,8-12,14-16,18-20,22
50:1-46 27:1-46

Verse 1

In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying[10]

This verse is absent from the Septuagint.[11] In place of Jehoiakim, the English Standard Version, NABRE, New International Version and Revised Standard Version refer to Zedekiah.[12] The New American Bible (Revised Edition) advises that "the Hebrew text actually has "Jehoiakim", but the content of the chapter indicates that Zedekiah is intended.[13]

Verse 16

Also I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying,
"Thus says the Lord:
'Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying,
"Behold, the vessels of the Lord's house will now shortly be brought back from Babylon";
for they prophesy a lie to you.'"[14]

Verse 22

'They shall be carried to Babylon, and there they shall be until the day that I visit them,'
says the Lord.
'Then I will bring them up and restore them to this place.'[15]
  • The pillars of the temple, named Jachin and Boaz , the large copper basin called "the sea" , the stands and vessels would be carried to Babylon in 586 BC, when Jerusalem fell, but the vessels were later returned intact by king Cyrus in 538-535 BC .[16]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ : NABRE, Footnote a
  2. ^ Würthwein 1995, pp. 35-37.
  3. ^ "The Evolution of a Theory of the Local Texts" in Cross, F.M.; Talmon, S. (eds) (1975) Qumran and the History of Biblical Text (Cambridge, MA - London). p.308 n. 8
  4. ^ Tov, Emanuel (1989). "THE JEREMIAH SCROLLS FROM QUMRAN". Revue de Qumrân. Editions Gabalda. 14 (2 (54)): 189-206. ISSN 0035-1725. JSTOR 24608791.
  5. ^ Ulrich, Eugene, ed. (2010). The Biblical Qumran Scrolls: Transcriptions and Textual Variants. Brill. pp. 574-575. ISBN 9789004181830. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (2008). A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 38. ISBN 9780802862419. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Würthwein 1995, pp. 73-74.
  8. ^ As reflected in the Jewish Publication Society's 1917 edition of the Hebrew Bible in English.
  9. ^ a b CCEL - Brenton Jeremiah Appendix
  10. ^ NKJV<
  11. ^ Brenton, Brenton Septuagint Translation: Jeremiah 27
  12. ^, Translations of Jeremiah 27:1, accessed 4 March 2019
  13. ^ : NABRE, Footnote b
  14. ^ NKJV<
  15. ^ NKJV
  16. ^ The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version, Indexed. Michael D. Coogan, Marc Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, Editors. Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2007. p. 1121-1122 Hebrew Bible. ISBN 978-0195288810


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