Jeremiah 36:18

18 Baruch said to them, "At his dictation.[a] He recited all these words to me while I was writing on the scroll in ink."

Jeremiah 36:18 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 36:18

Then Baruch answered them
At once, without any hesitation, plainly and fully: he pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth;
that is, the Prophet Jeremiah delivered by word of mouth, not the substance only of this roll, but the express words of it, and everyone of them, and that clearly and distinctly, without any hesitation, or premeditation; by which it is plain it was by the Spirit of the Lord he did it; neither matter nor words were Baruch's, but were exactly as they were delivered: and I wrote [them] with ink in the book;
as they saw with their eyes, and which was the manner of writing with the Jews so early; Baruch had no further concern in this matter than to provide pen, ink, and parchment, and to make use of them as he did, just as the prophet dictated and directed him.

Jeremiah 36:18 In-Context

16 When they had heard all the words, they turned to each other in fear and said to Baruch, "We must surely tell the king all these things."
17 Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us-how did you write all these words? At his dictation?"
18 Baruch said to them, "At his dictation. He recited all these words to me while I was writing on the scroll in ink."
19 The officials said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah must hide yourselves and tell no one where you are."
20 Then they came to the king at the courtyard, having deposited the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and reported everything in the hearing of the king.

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