Then went Jeremiah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to
&c.] A city in the tribe of Benjamin, not far from Ramathon;
which, as Josephus says, was about five miles from Jerusalem.
Jeremiah took the captain's advice, though it might have been
better with him had he gone along with him to Babylon; but he
chose rather to dwell in his own land, and suffer affliction with
the people of God, than to dwell at ease in a foreign and
idolatrous land: and dwelt with him among the people that
were left in the land;
among the poor people that Nebuzaradan left, who dwelt either at
Mizpah or at Anathoth, and lived as they did.