The Murder of Gedaliah (Day 63)

Read Jeremiah 41:1-18
   The 80 men came from three cities of the northern kingdom to worship in Jerusalem. Ishmael probably killed them for the money and food they were carrying. Without a king, with no law and no loyalty to God, Judah was subjected to complete anarchy. 
   Johanan and his group were already on their way to Egypt, headed south from Gibeon, stopping first at Geruthkimham, near Bethlehem. Their visit to Jeremiah was hypocritical, as Jeremiah later told them.