Supporting Scripture

Jer 36:1-8

Now it came about in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, that this word occurred to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying: 2 Take for yourself a roll of a book, and you must write in it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and against Judah and against all the nations, since the day that I spoke to you, since the days of Josiah, clear down to this day. 3 Perhaps those of the house of Judah will listen to all the calamity that I am thinking of doing to them, to the end that they may return, each one from his bad way, and that I may actually forgive their sin.” 4 And Jeremiah proceeded to call Baruch the son of Neriah that Baruch might write at the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Jehovah that He had spoken to him, on the roll of the book. 5 Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying: “I am shut up. I am unable to enter into the house of Jehovah. 6 And you yourself must enter in and read aloud from the roll that you have written at my mouth the words of Jehovah in the ears of the people at the house of Jehovah in the day of fast; and also in the ears of all Judah who are coming in from their cities you should read them aloud. 7 Perhaps their request for favor will fall before Jehovah and they will return, each one from his bad way, for great is the anger and the rage that Jehovah has spoken against this people.” 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah proceeded to do according to all that Jeremiah the prophet had commanded him, to read aloud from the book the words of Jehovah at the house of Jehovah. . .

Key points

This is the 4th year of Jehoiakim and the 1st year of Nebuchadnezzar

The end of Jeremiah's 23 years of preaching from 13th year Josiah - 4th year Jkim. This scripture falls within the MISSING 8 YEARS of Jehoiakim's complete reign if your interpretation, namely that Jehoiakim has an incomplete reign, is correct.

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