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Jeremiah 26:18

Overview - Jeremiah 26
Jeremiah by promises and threatenings exhorts to repentance.
He is therefore apprehended,
10 and arraigned.
12 His apology.
16 He is quit in judgment, by the example of Micah,
20 and of Urijah,
24 and by the care of Ahikam.
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Jeremiah 26:18  (King James Version)
Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
 


Micah
Micah 1:1

Zion
Josephus relates that Titus, after he had taken Jerusalem, ordered his soldiers to demolish it, except three of the largest and most beautiful towers, and the western wall of the city; all the rest was levelled, so that they who had never before seen it, could scarcely persuade themselves it had been inhabited. The Jewish writers also inform us, that Turnus Rufus, whom Titus had left in command, ploughed up the very foundations of the temple
When Dr. Richardson visited this sacred spot in 1818, he found one part of Mount Zion supporting a crop of barley, and another undergoing the labour of the plough: the soil turned up consisted of stone and lime mixed with earth, such as is usually met with in foundations of ruined cities. It is nearly a mile in circumference; is highest on the west side, and, towards the east, falls down in broad terraces on the upper part of the mountain as it slopes down toward the brook Kidron.

See on
Micah 3:12

Jerusalem
See on ch.
9:11 51:37 2 Kings 19:25 ; Nehemiah 4:2 ; Psalms 79:1

the mountain
17:3 Isaiah 2:2 Isaiah 2:3 ; Micah 4:1 ; Zechariah 8:3
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