Jeremiah 27:22

Hebrew Bible

20 He has already spoken about these things that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon did not take away when he carried Jehoiakim’s son King Jeconiah of Judah and the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem away as captives from Jerusalem to Babylon. 21 Indeed, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, has already spoken about the valuable articles that are left in the Lord’s temple, in the royal palace of Judah, and in Jerusalem. 22 He has said, ‘They will be carried off to Babylon. They will remain there until it is time for me to show consideration for them again. Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place. I, the Lord, affirm this!’

Ezra 1:7

Hebrew Bible

5 Then the leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and the Levites—all those whose mind God had stirred—got ready to go up in order to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. 6 All their neighbors assisted them with silver utensils, gold, equipment, animals, and expensive gifts, not to mention all the voluntary offerings. 7 Then King Cyrus brought out the vessels of the Lord’s temple which Nebuchadnezzar had brought from Jerusalem and had displayed in the temple of his gods. 8 King Cyrus of Persia entrusted them to Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the leader of the Judahite exiles. 9 The inventory of these items was as follows:30 gold basins, 1,000 silver basins,29 silver utensils,

 Notes and References

"... The postexilic nature is visible in a long addition to the LXX in the MT in Jeremiah 27:21–22, which refers to the fate of the temple vessels (“and there they shall remain, until I take note of them ... and bring them up and restore them to this place”). The addition stresses that the vessels that were left in the temple would be taken to Babylon and subsequently would be returned to Jerusalem. The latter idea is not consistent with the spirit of the surrounding verses that deal with false prophets and not with the fate of the temple vessels. Even if the latter had been the case, it nevertheless seems anticlimactic to mention the ultimate return of the vessels to Jerusalem immediately after the threat posed to them. For the postexilic retrospective gloss in this section, compare Ezra 1:7, 11; 6:5; and Daniel 5:2–3. The additions in Jeremiah 25:14 (“For they too shall be enslaved by many nations and great kings; and I will requite them according to their acts and according to their conduct”) and 27:7 (“All nations shall serve him, his son and his grandson—until the turn of his own land comes, when many nations and great kings shall subjugate him”) refer to the postexilic date of the punishment of Babylon. Likewise, see the additions in 29:14, 16–20 ..."

Tov, Emanuel "Literary Analysis, the So-Called Original Text of Hebrew Scripture, and Textual Evaluation" in Cohen, Chaim, and Shalom M. Paul (eds.) Birkat Shalom: Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday (pp. 943-963) Eisenbrauns, 2008

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