New Defender's Study Bible Notes
35:1 in the days of Jehoiakim. These later chapters were not arranged chronologically (Jehoiakim had been king before Zedekiah), but topically.
35:7 live many days. Other things being equal, those who abstain from intoxicating drink will live longer than those who do not.
35:19 Rechab. The descendants of Rechab and Jonadab were apparently also related to the Kenites and Moses’ father-in-law (see Judges 1:16; I Chronicles 2:55). In any case, they were courageous, devout and firm in their convictions, even abstaining totally from wine. God honored them for this, and Jeremiah used them as a standard of comparison to the others in Israel. Note also II Kings 10:15, as a testimony to the spiritual stand of Jonadab.