Facts About Jeremiah
—A simple list
A prophet in Jerusalem at the time of the seige and destruction by the Babylonians.
Author of the book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament scriptures.
Named Jeremias and Jeremy in the King James New Testament.
Contemporary with the kings of Judah named Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin (Coniah), Zedekiah.
Jeremiah dealt with the false prophet Hananiah
(Jeremiah 28). Jeremiah was mistreated by just about everybody, even
his own people. The temple chief had Jeremiah beaten and put in the stocks
(Jeremiah 20:1-2) His countrymen tried to have him executed
(Jeremiah 26) Jehoiakim burned the scroll that Jeremiah sent him
(Jeremiah 36) He was thrown down a well and left to die
(Jeremiah 38) He was accused of telling lies to those who consulted him
(Jeremiah 43:2). Jeremiah bought a field although the land was enemy-occupied (Jeremiah 33)
Jeremiah’s writings include the promise of a new covenant (Jeremiah 33:31-33)
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