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Questions about the book of Jeremiah or the prophet himself. Jeremiah lived through the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.

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Jeremiah 18:1-10 Why does God blame Israel for behaving the way it does, when he has created him like that?

God is the potter, but he has also created the clay. With the analogy in this passage, it appears as though God is blaming the clay for being what it is. Either he is not a good enough potter to get ...
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What is Jeremiah 31:34a speaking about when promising a cessation of men teaching one another?

Jeremiah 31:34 promises some sort of cessation of religious teaching under this covenant made with Israel: וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת־רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת־יְהֹוָה כִּי־...
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What happened to Jeremiah?

Why is Jeremiah quoted by the apostles when Jesus asks his disciples who do people say the Son of Man is? Mt 16:14: And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and others ...
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Is there a chart/ timeline of prophecies made by Jeremiah and their fulfilment?

I am reading Jeremiah, and would like to see a summary of the prophecies made by Jeremiah, and where/when/how they are/aren't (yet) fulfilled, with references to other books of the Bible, or ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh; Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the desert in distant places. For all ...
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Who Speaks in Jeremiah 4:19?

Jeremiah 4:19 NABRE My body! my body! how I writhe The walls of my heart! My heart beats wildly, I cannot be still; For I myself have heard the blast of the horn, the battle cry. The context here is ...
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In the Septuagint, 1 Samuel 2:10 has what seems to be a version of Jeremiah 9:23. Modern translations do not have this. Ideas?

I've been reading the Septuagint recently and noticed that 1 Samuel 2:10 has a version of Jeremiah 9:23 included. Modern translations do not have this. I'm just looking for reasons. I guess that ...
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Do these passages Dt. 12 , Jer. 7 and Judges 11 hint that human sacrifice was offered to the LORD more often than we like to think?

We ordinarily think of human sacrifice in the Bible as being offered to Baal, Moloch, Chemosh or other Canaanite deities. But in the following verses we have a) a warning not to worship God in a ...
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Is the cup in Luke 22:42 God's wrath we see in other Scriptures or the cup of Redemption we see in Exodus?

Matthew 26:27-29 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins....
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Meaning of the Potter in forming the Clay

What does Jeremiah 18 mean when it says the clay was marred in the hands of the potter? It sounds like it was the fault of the potter.
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Did Israel have a choice in their disobedience?

Jeremiah 24:7 Robert Alter’s translation: And I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD. And they shall be a people for Me, and I Myself will be God for them, for they shall turn back to ...
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Jeremiah 19:9 - Did God make Israel eat their own children?

In the Hebrew Bible it is usually understood that God is against killing and sacrificing children. He hates that and there are His laws that are against it but why would God make Israel eat their own ...
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Were women viewed similar to property in the OT?

Jeremiah 8:10 “Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest ...
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Did Daniel & his friends submit to King Nebuchadnezzar because of Jeremiah prophecy in Jer 27?

Serving your enemy King is like a traitor’s action. Why didn’t Daniel & his friends refused to serve King Nebuchadnezzar? They could have chose to die in war with honour rather than to submit. So ...
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How were the false prophets in Jeremiah 23:27 able to make God's people forget His name?

Jeremiah 23:27 Literal Standard Version Who are devising to cause My people | To forget My Name by their dreams, | That they each recount to his neighbor, | As their fathers forgot My Name for Ba‘al ...
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Did Jeremiah's prophecy about Pharaoh's defeat at Nebuchadnezzar’s hands fail?

Jeremiah 46:2-12 foretells Necho's defeat at Carchemish, which indisputably happened. The fulfillment of verses 13-26, on the other hand, is a tad bit unclear. This second Egypt-concerned message ...
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How best to understand the NLT translation of Jeremiah 34:18?

Jeremiah 34:18 NLT Because you have refused the terms of our covenant, I will cut you apart just as you cut apart the calf when you walked between its halves to solemnize your vows. Jeremiah 34:18 ...
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Better translation of Jeremiah 33:16?

Jeremiah 33:16 BEREAN BIBLE In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely, and this is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.16 f Hebrew YHWH Tsidqenu ...
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KJV - Jeremiah 34:16 why some KJV says "whom ye" and some KJV says "whom he"?

From BibleHub: "whom ye" From BibleDotCom: "whom he" From KJV 1611 on Amazon: "whom ye" From KJV 1611 on Bible Protector: "whom ye" From Wikipedia (wikisource): ...
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Is it Nebuchadnezzar or Nebuchadrezzar?

I found something a little bit confusing over the two ways in which the name of the king of Babylon was rendered in the book of Jeremiah. For example, Jeremiah 28:11 renders it as Nebuchadnezzar: And ...
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In Jer. 6:14 is it referring to shalom (שָׁלֹ֑ום) being used as a greeting?

The Hebrew sounds like Jeremiah referred to shalom being used as a greeting. Key to answering this question is when did the Jews start using shalom as a greeting? וַֽיְרַפְּא֞וּ אֶת־שֶׁ֤בֶר עַמִּי֙‬ ...
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How does Jeremiah 2:7 say when they entered Canaan they defiled the land?

KJV Jeremiah 2 : 7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. It ...
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Jeremiah 36:30 - meaning of “sit”?

In Jeremiah 36:30, we see a prophecy that Jehoiakim will not have a descendent to sit on the throne: “Therefore this is what the Lord says about Jehoiakim king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on ...
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Jeremiah 30:7 - "That day is so great there is none like it" - is this the day of the Lord?

Jeremiah 30:7 (ESV) Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be saved out of it. Based on "there is none like it", my guess is that ...
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Jeremiah 30:8 - “his”, “your”, “him”?

Jeremiah 30:8 (NAB): On that day—oracle of the LORD of hosts—I will break his yoke off your neck and snap your bonds. Strangers shall no longer enslave them; To whom do all these pronouns refer? The ...
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What is the meaning of Sirach 50:25-26

25 There be two manner of nations which my heart abhorreth, and the third is no nation: 26 They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish ...
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In Jer. 45:4, What Jehovah is saying with "that which I have built...planted...I am throwing down...I am plucking up"?

Text: Jer. 45:4 (YTL) Thus dost thou say unto him: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, that which I have built I am throwing down, and that which I have planted I am plucking up, even the whole land itself.
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What is meant by Jeremiah 31:2

Jeremiah 31:22 "How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man." What is this referring to?
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Heb 6.18 says there are two immutable things; why can't there be three immutable things (according to Gen 15, the covenant with Abram)? [closed]

God cannot deny His promise nor His oath. These are two immutable things, says Heb 6.18. But covenant too is the third one which God cannot deny. If He denies, he will become like Jer 34:18. So by ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

Initial the text had spoken of the release from captivity of the two houses of Judah and Israel KJV Jeremiah 33 : 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and ...
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In Jeremiah 13:17 what does Jeremiah mean by “My soul will weep”?

Q: so in Jeremiah 13:17 is Jeremiah being literal, figurative(as if He is grieved), or metaphorical when he says “my soul will weep”??? Hear and give ear: Do not be proud, For the Lord has spoken. ...
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What is Jer. 48:11 refering to?

What does Jer. 48:11 refer to when it says that his smell/taste remains in him and his scent is not changed? What does the smell/taste and scent refer to?
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Were the nations(Gentiles) judged on account of their physical uncircumcision in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Jeremiah 9:25 KJV Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, ...
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Analyzing ( Jeremiah 29:8 ) rejection of other prophets prophecy by keeping Jeremiah 28 & Jeremiah 29 in context

@b-a 's answer in this related posting is quite good, and I just wanted to spawn out some more questions about it: Related Question Posting: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/30584/19810 ...
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Jeremiah Prophecy

I am confused about the verses in Matthew 27 :9-10 : ⁹Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was ...
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Why are the righteous taken away from the evil to come?

Isaiah 57:1 (KJV) The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Why are the ...
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Is Jeremiah 32:40 a direct reference to the New Covenant?

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:40 I ...
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What specifically were These-Laws הַֽחֻקִּ֥ים "Ha-Chuqim" (upon their hearts) referenced by [Jeremiah 31:36] which Israel keeps to remain a nation?

Jeremiah claimed Israel's nation could not exist before YHVH, if "Ha-Chuqim" These-Laws depart from upon their hearts : [Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֖הוּ | Jeremiah 31:36] "If [these-laws] depart ...
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Why did the faithfulness of Baruk ben-Neriah בָּר֖וּךְ בֶּן־נֵֽרִיָּ֑ה not fulfill the conditional terms of Jeremiah 5:1?

The Conditional statement in [Jeremiah 5:1] requested proof of יֵ֛שׁ "anyone" (in Jerusalem) [who] מְבַקֵּ֣שׁ אֱמוּנָ֑ה "seeks faith" (other than Jeremiah) to be found in order to ...
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What does the loincloth image signify in Jeremiah 13:11?

Jeremiah 13:11 English Standard Version For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the LORD, that they ...
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Did God in Jeremiah 3:12 contradict Deuteronomy 24:4 by letting Israel return to him?

Deuteronomy 24: 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from ...
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Who is the "him" in Jeremiah 30:21

Jer30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that ...
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"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know" - To whom is Jeremiah 33:3's promise made?

Jeremiah 33:1-3 (NASB): Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, saying, 2 “This is what the LORD says, He who made the ...
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Jer. 12:9 question on a collective noun

This is my first post here, so I hope I'm doing this right... I have recently asked this same question on the b-hebrew forum but was very impressed by the quality of replies I see on this site. Why do ...
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Does the Reward of Repentance in Jeremiah 18:8 refer to spiritual salvation (in Heaven) or homeland security (on Earth)?

The Word of YHVH דְבַר יְהֹוָ֖ה is spoken through the prophet Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ regarding the conditional reward for national repentance : [Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ “Jeremiah” 18:8, MT] “And when ...
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Are all hearts universally deceitful?

Jeremiah 17:9 New International Version The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Is this universally true? For all or for some?
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In Jeremiah is evil always associated with the north regardless of geographical location?

The motif of evil coming forth from the north is repeated many times throughout Jeremiah. Already in the first chapter Jeremiah prophesizes that evil will come from the north. Then again in 4:6; 6:1 ...
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Did the Jewish remnant disavow God somewhat in Jeremiah 42:2?

Jeremiah 42: 1Then all the commanders of the forces, along with Johanan son of Kareah, Jezaniaha son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, approached 2 Jeremiah the prophet ...
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What is the significance of Jeremiah 35:19?

NIV Jeremiah 35:19 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve me.'" Is this literally true today?
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Jeremiah 31:19 breast or thigh?

Jeremiah 31:19 New International Version After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.' English ...
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