Jeremiah 41:5
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New International Version
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria, bringing grain offerings and incense with them to the house of the LORD.

King James Bible
That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, eighty men, having their beards shaven and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves; with oblations and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Jehovah.

World English Bible
that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even eighty men, having their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and having cut themselves, with meal offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
that men come in from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria -- eighty men -- with shaven beards, and rent garments, and cutting themselves, and an offering and frankincense in their hand, to bring in to the house of Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Having their beards shaven - All these were signs of deep mourning, probably on account of the destruction of the city.

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came.

2 Kings 10:13,14 Jehu met with the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are you? And they answered, We are the brothers of Ahaziah...

Shechem.

Genesis 33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram...

Genesis 34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem...

Judges 9:1 And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and communed with them...

1 Kings 12:1,25 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king...

Shiloh.

Jeremiah 7:12,14 But go you now to my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first...

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there...

Samaria.

1 Kings 16:24,29 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill...

their beards. All these were signs of deep mourning; which, though forbidden on funeral occasions, were customary, and perhaps counted allowable, on seasons of public calamity, and this mourning was probably on account of the destruction of Jerusalem.

Leviticus 19:27,28 You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard...

Deuteronomy 14:1 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

2 Samuel 10:4 Why Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle...

Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba...

to the.

1 Samuel 1:7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem...

Psalm 102:14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

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Barzillai
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. "There is nothing," says Socrates to Cephalus in the Republic, "I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom it is right to learn the character of the way, whether it is rugged or difficult, or smooth and easy" (p. 328 E.). It is to such an aged traveller that we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. And though he is one of the lesser-known characters
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

Cross References
Genesis 33:18
After Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

Genesis 37:12
Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem,

Leviticus 19:27
"'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

Deuteronomy 14:1
You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,

Joshua 18:1
The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The country was brought under their control,

Judges 9:1
Abimelek son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother's brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother's clan,

Judges 18:31
They continued to use the idol Micah had made, all the time the house of God was in Shiloh.

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