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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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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

What kind of prophet was Jeremiah considered?

Jeremiah is always refered to as a weeping prophet. As he constantly warned the people that God would punish them, and the temple would be in ruins.

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

When did the prophet Jeremiah die?

  Jeremiah's was born in Anathoth, just 3 miles N.E. of Jerusalem in the hill country of Benjamin. His father was Hilkiah. Jeremiah's ministry extended form 626 to 586 B.C

Why is Jeremiah a great prophet?

  Jeremiah often called the weeping prophet always warned the kings and Jews to mend their ways and to follow god, or they would be taken captives and they failed to liste

Did Jeremiah want to be a prophet?

When God called him, he expressed some misgivings, pointing out that he was '"ónly a youth". Evidently he was aware of his young age compared to the greatness of the task. Li

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

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

Where in Ireland is the prophet Jeremiah buried?

Some claim that the coronation stone upon which many kings of  Ireland, Scotland and England had been crowned was brought to  Ireland by Jeremiah and is the stone Jacob used