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Jeremiah 6:4

"Prepare for battle against her! Arise, let us attack at noon! But, alas, the daylight is fading, and the shadows of evening grow long.

What is the significance of attacking at noon?

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  • . . . . and why do shepherds attack, in any case ? Especially with their flocks in tow ? ? (verse 3).
    – Nigel J
    May 27 at 18:13
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Jeremiah pronounced Jerusalem under siege in Chapter 6:

1 “Flee for safety, people of Benjamin!
Flee from Jerusalem! ...

4 “Prepare for battle against her!
Arise, let us attack at noon!
But, alas, the daylight is fading,
and the shadows of evening grow long.
5 So arise, let us attack at night
and destroy her fortresses!”

It shows that the attackers were eager to fight noon or night. The noon part is particularly significant because it was the hottest part of the day when soldiers usually took their noon meal and rest.

Elsewhere Habakkuk prophecies similarly in 1:6

I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.

They were eager and even impatient to attack.

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