Against The Nations: Damascus, Kedar, Hazor & Elam - Jeremiah 49:23-39

AGAINST THE NATIONS: Damascus, Kedar, Hazor & Elam

Jeremiah 49:23-39

   I.             Judgment on Damascus (vs. 23-27)

*Nebuchadnezzar conquered Damascus in 605 BC.

a. The region of Syria is in view and falls under God’s judgment. Amos 1:1-5 offers a little more insight into her sin…what was it? ___________________ ______________________________________________________________

b. What was the bad news that made them fainthearted?  ________________

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c. What is meant by the phrase “she turns to flee, and fear has seized her” in      light of vs 25 question “why is the city not deserted? ___________________ ______________________________________________________________

d. What was to become of Damascus and Ben-Hadad (their idol)? _________

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II.              Judgment on Kedar and Hazor (vs. 28-33)

* Nebuchadnezzar conquered this region around 598/597 BC.

a. These areas are part of the Arabian desert east of Judah and Kedar was a tribe descending from Ishmael.  These were nomads dwelling in tents. Would their lack of material possessions preserve them? ___________________________ ______________________________________________________________

b. What did they possess that would be taken? ________________________ ______________________________________________________________

c. What promise is made to these tribes that would offer hope? ___________ ______________________________________________________________

III.            Judgment on Elam (vs. 34-39)

*Nebuchadnezzar conquered Elam in 596 BC.  Elam was west of the Tigris

   river about 200 miles east of Babylon.              

a. When did this prophecy come to Jeremiah? _________________________

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b. Isaiah 22:6 helps us see Elam’s transgression…what was it? ___________ ______________________________________________________________

c. In both references what was noteworthy about Elam’s soldiers? _________ ______________________________________________________________

d. Elam would be scattered but what does the Lord promise them? _________

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*Elam would be combined with the army of Persians who would destroy Babylon’s reign and some Elamites would be present at Pentecost Acts 2:9.

 

IV: Application:  During this described period of reckoning God judges the national sins of the region around Israel (including Israel/Judah). Some of the prophecies of judgment were written significantly before they were carried out.  Why the long wait and what does this say about God’s memory and justice? __________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

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Jeremiah 49:23-39

 

I.                Judgment on Damascus (vs. 23-27)

*Nebuchadnezzar conquered Damascus in 605 BC.

a. The region of Syria is in view and falls under God’s judgment. Amos 1:1-5 offers a little more insight into her sin…what was it? _________ __________________________________________________________

b. What was the bad news that made them fainthearted?  ___________

 __________________________________________________________

c. What is meant by the phrase “she turns to flee, and fear has seized her” in light of vs 25 question “why is the city not deserted? _____________ __________________________________________________________

d. What was to become of Damascus and Ben-Hadad (their idol)? _____

__________________________________________________________

 

II.              Judgment on Kedar and Hazor (vs. 28-33)

* Nebuchadnezzar conquered this region around 598/597 BC.

a. These areas are part of the Arabian desert east of Judah and Kedar was a tribe descending from Ishmael.  These were nomads dwelling in tents. Would their lack of material possessions preserve them? ____________ _________________________________________________________

b. What did they possess that would be taken? ____________________ __________________________________________________________

c. What promise is made to these tribes that would offer hope? _______ __________________________________________________________

 

III.            Judgment on Elam (vs. 34-39)

*Nebuchadnezzar conquered Elam in 596 BC.  Elam was west of the Tigris river about 200 miles east of Babylon.

a. When did this prophecy come to Jeremiah? ____________________

_________________________________________________________

b. Isaiah 22:6 helps us see Elam’s transgression…what was it? _______ _________________________________________________________

c. In both references what was noteworthy about Elam’s soldiers? ___ __________________________________________________________

d. Elam would be scattered but what does the Lord promise them? ____

__________________________________________________________

*Elam would be combined with the army of Persians who would destroy Babylon’s reign and some Elamites would be present at Pentecost Acts 2:9.

 

Application:  During this described period of reckoning God judges the national sins of the region around Israel (including Israel/Judah). Some of the prophecies of judgment were written significantly before they were carried out.  Why the long wait and what does this say about God’s memory and justice? __________

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