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Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet

The Prophet’s Call, 1Prophecy against Judah, 2-45Prophecy against Nations, 46-51Historical Conclusion, 52
Case against Judah, 2-29Egypt, 46Fall of Jerusalem
Promise of restoration, 30-33Philistia, 47Temple
plundered
Historical:
Judgement on Judah, 34-45
Moab, 48Captives to Babylon
Various, 49
Babylon, 50-51

Major themes

  • God has spoken
  • False prophets, 23:9-40; 28:1-17; 29:21-32
  • Judgement for disobedience/promise of restoration
    • Babylonian captivity prophesied, 25:1-4; 27:1-22; 29:10-14
  • Mistreatment of Jeremiah and the prophets, 37:11-38:28
  • New covenant, 31:31-40; cp. 33:19-26
  • God’s Word, 15:16; 20:9; 23:29; 26:16; 36:1-32

Major characters

  • Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, of the priests of Anathoth, 1:1
  • Josiah, king of Judah
  • Jehoiakim, king of Judah, 52:31-34
  • Zedekiah, king of Judah
  • Baruch, son of Neriah, 36:4
  • Gedeliah, caretaker governor appointed by Babylon, 39:14; 40:5-12

Major words/phrases

  • “the word of the LORD” (52x)
  • “Thus saith the LORD” (149x)
  • “Lord has spoken” or “I have spoken” (11x)
  • LORD (Jehovah) (712x)
  • obey(s) or obeyed (38x)
  • forsaken (23x)
  • forget or forgotten (14x)
  • return (45x)

Christ in all the Scriptures

  • The Branch, 23:5; 33:15
  • Lord our Righteousness (Tsidkenu), 23:6 (yet cp. 33:16)

Object lessons

  • Linen sash, 13:1-11; Wine bottles, 13:12-14
  • Potter and the clay, 18:1-11; Broken flask, 19:1-14
  • 2 baskets of figs, 24:1-10; Wine cup, 25:15
  • Bonds & yokes, 27:1-28:17
  • Field and purchase deed, 32
  • Hidden stones, 43:8-13
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