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The Book of Jeremiah combines history, biography, and prophecy. It portrays a nation in crisis and introduces the reader to an extraordinary leader upon whom the Lord placed the heavy burden of the prophetic office. Jeremiah was born about 650 B.C. of a priestly family from the little village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. While still very young he was called to his task in the thirteenth year of King Josiah (628), whose reform, begun with enthusiasm and hope, ended with his death on the battlefield of Megiddo (609) as he attempted to stop the northward march of the Egyptian Pharaoh Neco. The prophet heartily supported the reform of the pious King Josiah, which began in 629 B.C. Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, fell in 612, preparing the way for the new colossus, Babylon, which was soon to put an end to Judean independence. After the death of Josiah the old idolatry returned. Jeremiah opposed it with all his strength. Arrest, imprisonment, and public disgrace were his lot. Jeremiah saw in the nation's impenitence the sealing of its doom. Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem and carried King Jehoiachin into exile (Jeremiah 22:24).

During the years 598-587, Jeremiah attempted to counsel Zedekiah in the face of bitter opposition. The false prophet Hananiah proclaimed that the yoke of Babylon was broken and a strong pro-Egyptian party in Jerusalem induced Zedekiah to revolt. Nebuchadnezzar took swift and terrible vengeance; Jerusalem was destroyed in 587 and its leading citizens sent into exile. About this time Jeremiah uttered the great oracle of the "New Covenant" (Jeremiah 31:31-34) sometimes called "The Gospel before the Gospel." This passage contains his most sublime teaching and is a landmark in Old Testament theology. The prophet remained amidst the ruins of Jerusalem, but was later forced into Egyptian exile by a band of conspirators. There, according to an old tradition, he was murdered by his own countrymen. The influence of Jeremiah was greater after his death than before. The exiled community read and meditated on the lessons of the prophet, and his influence can be seen in Ezekiel, certain of the psalms, and the second part of Isaiah. Shortly after the exile, the Book of Jeremiah as we have it today was published in a final edition.
Prophet Jeremiah is one of the major prophets in the old testament . He is known as weeping prophet and lived when the kingdom of Judah existed.
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How did the prophet Jeremiah die?

Biblically, it is not mentioned. It is likely that he died in Egypt shortly after his writings concluded. There are traditions around that he was stoned by Jews at Tahpanhes

What books did the prophet Jeremiah write?

The prophet Jeremiah wrote the book of Jeremiah. It is actually a fairly long book, with 52 chapters in it. Jeremiah is a book in the Old Testament, found after Isaiah and bef

When did the prophet Jeremiah live?

Jeremiah lived prior to, and into, the Exile into Babylon. This was at the end of the 7th Century BCE into the 6th Century BCE. Note that chapter 1 of Jeremiah states it too

Why was Jeremiah a prophet?

He saw that Jerusalem and the Holy Temple were being ruined, so he continually warned the people that God would punish them if they didn't change their ways. He told them that

How did Jeremiah become a prophet?

Another answer from our community:    God called him to be a prophet. He said that He had chosen Jeremiah  from before he was even conceived.   Jeremiah initially

What did the Prophet Jeremiah do?

He prophesied Answer: Jeremiah is only one of three men God says He knew before He formed them. Jeremiah had an immense tasks and it wasn't only for the Nation of Judah:

Where was the prophet Jeremiah born?

The prophet Jeremiah was born in the small village of Anathoth, about 3 miles NE of Jerusalem in Benjamin's territory, in Israel.

How long did Jeremiah the prophet preach?

Bible says that God gave him his first message in the 13th year of Josiah's reign which was 627 B.C, and preached until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah which was 586 B.C..s

How old was Jeremiah when he became a prophet?

Technically, according to the Bible... Jeremiah was a prophet before he was born: "...Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the wo

How would you describe the prophet jeremiah?

An outstanding example of faith and courage in the face ofopposition. A prophet who seen some terrible things and experiencedsevere persecution, but did not let that discourag