Jeremiah

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Definition

Jeremiah (c. 650-570 BCE) was a major prophet of Israel in the Hebrew Bible. In addition to his book of prophecy, he is also credited with writing the Books of Kings and Lamentations (perhaps written by his scribe, Baruch). Called to prophecy c. 626 BCE, we know more about the life of Jeremiah than any other prophet.

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Timeline

  • 722 BCE
    The upper class in Israel, the Northern Kingdom, is exiled by the Assyrians.
  • c. 626 BCE
    Jeremiah is called to prophecy.
  • 586 BCE
    Destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and exile of upper class Judeans.
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