In chapter 50, God predicted that Babylon would fall. It happened in 539 B.C. Since Jeremiah didn’t mention King Cyrus of Persia (the one who fell Babylon) many scholars and none biblical scholars note that these oracles actually took place prior to the fall and accurately tell of the unbelievable fall of Babylon. The fall was so great that the unhappy people of Babylon helped bring about its end.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.