Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 36\\

This chapter gives an account of an impious action of King Jehoiakim's
burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies read unto him, and the
consequence of it. The order to write this roll, the time when, the
contents and use of it, are in \\#Jer 36:1-3\\; the writing of it by
Baruch, the order of the prophet to read it to the people on such a
day, with the view he had in so doing, \\#Jer 36:4-7\\; the reading of it
by Baruch to the people first, \\#Jer 36:8-10\\; then to the princes, being
sent for by them, upon a report made to them, \\#Jer 36:11-15\\; the king
being acquainted with it, Jehudi was sent to fetch the roll, who read
it to the king, \\#Jer 36:16-21\\; who having heard part of it, burnt it,
notwithstanding the intercession of some of his princes to the
contrary, \\#Jer 36:22-25\\; and who also ordered the apprehension of
Jeremiah and Baruch, who could not be found, \\#Jer 36:26\\; upon this a
new roll is ordered to be written, \\#Jer 36:27,28\\; which was done with
some additions to it, respecting the destruction of the land, and the
people in it, by the Chaldeans; and particularly the death of the king,
and his want of burial, \\#Jer 36:29-32\\.