Jeremiah 25:23

23 Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant placesa ;

Read Jeremiah 25:23 Using Other Translations

Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;
I gave it to Dedan, Tema, and Buz, and to the people who live in distant places.

What does Jeremiah 25:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 25:23

Dedan, and Tema, and Buz
These seem to be places in Edom or Idumea, of whose destruction Jeremiah prophesies in ( Jeremiah 49:7 Jeremiah 49:8 Jeremiah 49:20 ) ; or rather in Arabia and Mesopotamia. Jerom reckons them among the Ishmaelites and Saracens, The persons from whom they descended are mentioned in ( Genesis 22:21 ) ( Genesis 25:8 Genesis 25:15 ) ; and all [that are] in the utmost corners;
that is, either of the above countries, or of the whole earth: or "all that had their hair shorn" {m}; or the corners of their beards; which Jerom says is applicable to the Saracens.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (hap yuwuq lk) "universis qui attonsi sunt in comam", V. L. "barbitonsis", Syr.
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