|Overview - Jeremiah 28|
|1||Hananiah prophesies falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah.|
|5||Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, shews that the event will declare the true prophets.|
|10||Hananiah breaks Jeremiah's yoke.|
|12||Jeremiah tells of an iron yoke;|
|15||and foretells Hananiah's death.|
Jeremiah 28:17 (King James Version)
So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
- Isaiah 44:25 Isaiah 44:26 ; Zechariah 1:6
- the seventh month
- The prophecy was delivered in the fifth month, (ver. 1,) and Hananiah died in the seventh month; exactly two months after he had delivered his false prophecy, which he declared, in the name of God, would be fulfilled in two years. Here then the true prophet was demonstrated, and the false prophet detected. The death of Hananiah, thus predicted, was God's seal to the words of His prophet, and must have gained his other predictions great credit among the people; though it is evident that it did not induce them to forsake their sins and return to the God of Israel.