Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king’s son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to
seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the Lord hid them.
and I gave the deed of purchase to
Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle’s son and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard.
Baruch the son of Neriah is inciting you against us to give us over into the hand of the Chaldeans, so they will put us to death or exile us to Babylon.”
And they asked Baruch, saying, “Tell us, please,
how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?”
This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to
Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written down these words in a book at Jeremiah’s dictation, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
I, Tertius, who
write this letter, greet you in the Lord.
Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi
read it to the king as well as to all the officials who stood beside the king.
Then the Lord said to me, “Take for yourself a large tablet and
write on it in ordinary letters: Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey.
Then I looked, and behold, a
hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.
Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘
Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.
wrote in a single scroll all the calamity which would come upon Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon.