The oracle during the time of King Zedekiah (Jer 32:1-32:1)

“The word

That came to Jeremiah

From Yahweh

In the tenth year

Of King Zedekiah

Of Judah.

This was the eighteenth year

Of King Nebuchadnezzar.”

Once again, we have an exact date for this oracle of Yahweh to Jeremiah. It was the 10th year of the rule of King Zedekiah of Judah that began in 598 BCE, so that this would be 588 BCE. It also was the 18th year of the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon that had begun in 605 BCE, which would be in 587 BCE. Anyway, it is right around the time of the victory of Babylon over Jerusalem, with the subsequent captivity of Judah and Jerusalem. Like the preceding chapter, this is a different numbered chapter in the Greek translation of the Septuagint, chapter 39, not chapter 32 as here.