41:18. Jer 40-41 is as good a basis for a suspense novel as any current bestseller by Brad Thor. There's a warrior, Johanan the son of Kareah. There's his boss, the naive Gedaliah (40:16). There's insurrection (40:14). There's deception (41:6). There's the chief bad guy (41:11), who can sometimes get away (41:15). And there's a cliffhanger ending (41:18).
One of the things this passage does for me is remind me that the good is not all harps and music, and that evil can use tears and sweet talk. In other words, the Bible has always had room for the warrior. God is a warrior. Look Him up.
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