When was Jeremiah written?
The biographical material is to be found in chapters 26–29, 32, and 34–44, and focuses on the events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 587 BCE; it provides precise dates for the prophet’s activities beginning in 609 BCE.
What was Jeremiah’s main message?
As a prophet, Jeremiah pronounced God’s judgment upon the people of his time for their wickedness. He was concerned especially with false and insincere worship and failure to trust Yahweh in national affairs. He denounced social injustices but not so much as some previous prophets, such as Amos and Micah.
Why the book of Jeremiah is so important?
Jeremiah contains a considerable amount of material of a biographical and historical nature in addition to the prophet’s own words. This material is especially valuable because it reveals the personality of the prophet more clearly than any of the other prophetic books reveal their writers’ personalities.
Who is the youngest king in the Bible?
Jehoash was 7 years old when his reign began, and he reigned for 40 years.
Jehoash of Judah.
|Consort||Jehoaddan of Jerusalem|
|Issue||Amaziah, King of Judah|
|House||House of David|
|Father||Ahaziah, King of Judah|
Why did they call Jeremiah the weeping prophet?
Jeremiah is often called “the weeping prophet” because he shed tears over the sins of his people and their open apostasy against their Creator. God sent prophets to both nations to warn them of the judgment they faced if they would not turn from their idolatry, and both nations refused to repent of their apostasy.