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son of Shallum thine uncle—therefore, Jeremiah's first cousin.
field . . . in Anathoth—a sacerdotal city: and so having one thousand cubits of suburban fields outside the wall attached to it (Numbers 35:4-5). The prohibition to sell these suburban fields (Leviticus 25:34) applied merely to their alienating them from Levites to another tribe; so that this chapter does not contravene that prohibition. Besides, what is here meant is only the purchase of the use of the field till the year of jubilee. On the failure of the owner, the next of kin had the right of redeeming it (Leviticus 25:25, etc.; Ruth 4:3-6).
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