1; Under the type of hair,
5; is shewn the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion;
12; by famine, sword, and dispersion.
In this expressive emblem, the prophet represents the Jewish
nation; his hair, the people; the razor, the Chaldeans; the
cutting of the hair, the calamities and disgrace coming upon
them; the balances, the exact distribution of the Divine
judgments; the third part of the hair burnt, those destroyed
in the city; the third part smitten with a knife, those slain
in attempting to escape; the third part scattered to the
winds, those who escaped to other countries; the few hairs in
his skirt, those left with Gedaliah; and the burning of these,
their destruction in Egypt.
44:20 Le 21:5 Isa 7:20