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So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

43:7 into the land of Egypt. The “Elephantine Papyri,” found in 1904 on the island of Elephantine at the first cataract in the Nile River, showed that there was indeed a large colony of Jews in Egypt around 400 B.C.

43:7 the land of Egypt. Part V of the book of Jeremiah (chapters 43–44) deals with his ministry to the refugees in Egypt. There, God made it clear, through Jeremiah, that Egypt also would fall to Nebuchadnezzar, and the apparent escape of the Jews would prove a futile and tragic mistake. This is always the ultimate outcome of deliberate rejection of the will and word of God.

43:7 Tahpanhes. This was a city in northeastern Egypt, in the Nile Delta.

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