Jeremiah

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Old Testament. The relationship of Jeremiah to the Old Testament as a whole is discussed at Old Testament: Organization.

Story.

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Jeremiah include:

Historical setting[edit]

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A broader treatment of the history of ancient Israel, including Jeremiah, is found at Old Testament: Historical Overview.

Discussion[edit]

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Outline and page map[edit]

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A. Prose introduction (1a)

B. Call as prophet to the nations (1b)
C. Judah: will be invaded from the north (2-6)
D. Rejection of the Lord's word and apostasy (7-10)
E. The covenant is suspended, the prophet's role (11-20)
F. Conflict with kings, prophets and non-exiles (21-24)
G. Judgment on Judah and the nations (25)
F. Conflicts with kings, prophets and exiles (26-29)
E. The covenant is restored, the prophet's role (30-33)
D. Jeremiah captured, king Zedekiah captured (34-39)
C. Invasion from the north fulfilled, Jeremiah after fall (40-45)
B. Prophecies to the nations (46-51)

A. Prose conclusion (52)

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Translations and Lexicons.

Related passages that interpret or shed light on Jeremiah

  • Jeremiah prophesied during the first year of King Nebuchadnezzar, about 605 BC, that in 70 years he would punish Babylon. The Persian king Cyrus conquered Babylon 66 years later in 539 BC.
In the first year of Zedekiah’s reign over Judah as a Babylonian vassal, about 597 BC, the Lord also prophesied in Jer 29:10 that in 70 years the Jews who had just been carried off to Babylon would return home to Jerusalem. Zerubbabel led the first returning group during the first year of King Cyrus, about 538 BC, or 59 years later (Ezra 1-2).
  • The Joseph Smith Translation made changes to the following verses in Jeremiah. This list is complete:[1]
  • Jer 2:24
  • Jer 18:8, 10, 14
  • Jer 25:31
  • Jer 26:3, 5-6, 13, 18-20
  • Jer 27:7
  • Jer 29:19
  • Jer 30:12-16
  • Jer 33:11
  • Jer 34:15
  • Jer 35:14-15
  • Jer 36:30
  • Jer 37:16
  • Jer 42:10, 14, 21
  • Jer 44:4

References cited on this page.

  • Wayment, Thomas A., ed. The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the Old Testament, p. 204-09. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 2009. (ISBN 1606411314) BX8630.A2 2009

Other resources.

Notes[edit]

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  1. Wayment, The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the Old Testament, p. 204-09.

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