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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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Did Jeremiah lie in Jer. 38:27?

The king summons Jeremiah (38:14) and talks about whether to surrender to the enemy. Then, the king tells Jeremiah to, if asked, characterize their conversation as being about something else. That ...
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Is Jeremiah 18:2 grammatically incorrect?

This may seem like an insignificant question but I was wondering why the Hebrew "וְשָׁ֖מָּה" which is feminine appears in Jeremiah 18:2 to refer to "בֵּ֣ית" which is masculine: קוּם וְיָרַדְתָּ ...
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What is the significance of not putting the linen waistband in water in Jeremiah 13:1?

Jeremiah 13:1 NASB 13 Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.” What was the significance of not putting the linen ...
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In Jeremiah 7:30 what does it mean that his “house” is “called by my name”?

[Jer 7:30 HNV] (30) For the children of Yehudah have done that which is evil in my sight, says the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it. We see ...
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Why did Judah resist Jeremiah as a prophet but accept the reformations led by Josiah?

Why did Kingdom of Judah resist Jeremiah as a prophet for 40 year but accept the reformation led by Josiah? Why does God acknowledge his reign as godly though the people eventually were led into ...
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A question about the Hebrew words translated 'righteousness' in Jeremiah 33:15/16

In Jeremiah 33:15 : ... the Branch of righteousness [KJV] the Hebrew word used is tsedaqah, so Young's Analytical Concordance informs me. In Jeremiah 33:16 : ... the Lord our righteousness [...
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Are the 70 weeks of Daniel and Jeremiah prophecies about the Babylonian exile of the 6th century BC or about the age of the Messiah?

Jeremiah ostensibly predicted that Israel would be destroyed and be in captivity to Babylon for 70 years: [Jer 25:11 NLT] 11 This entire land will become a desolate wasteland. Israel and her ...
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What is the meaning of Jeremiah 49:12?

Jeremiah 49:12 For thus says the LORD: “If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, will you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. Who are "those who ...
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Did the Jews eventually emulate the ritual of cutting themselves during mourning for the dead in Jeremiah 16:5-6?

Moses had initial warned the Jewish people about cutting themselves when mourning for the dead. KJV Leviticus 19 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks ...
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Was Jeremiah questioning God's faithfulness in Jeremiah 15:18?

Jeremiah 15 NASB [16]Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. After praising ...
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What do the words “boasts” & "knows mean in Jeremiah 9:24

Jeremiah 9:24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things ...
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JEHOVAH TSIDKENU - why is 'our' inserted in the English bible?

Jeremiah 23:6b is translated in the KJV as : 'And this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. In the margin of the KJV is the following : 'Heb. Jehovah-Tsidkenu'. ...
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In Jeremiah 9:26 why are the Judaeans among the nations who cut the corners of their beards?

For some reason the LORD held great contempt for those who cut off their sideburns and plans them harm. In the list of the nations with whom he is angry about this is Judah: NET Bible Jeremiah 9: ...
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In Jeremiah 29:11 what is the “expected end” that God gives the exiles?

KJV Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. I note that the LORD is in the process of announcing ...
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Does Jeremiah 31:31 affect the Davidic covenant?

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jeremiah 31:31 ESV) Since the house of Judah includes the house of ...
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In Jeremiah 23:6, is the phrase “the LORD our Righteousness” a title or just the meaning of the name?

Jeremiah 23:5-6 (CJB): 5 “The days are coming,” says Adonai when I will raise a righteous Branch for David. He will reign as king and succeed, he will do what is just and right in the land.6 In ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

Daniel 9:24-26 (YLT): ... 'Seventy weeks [sevens] are determined for thy people, and for thy holy city, to shut up the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover iniquity, and to bring ...
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“Stealing the word” in Jeremiah 23:30. What does the prophet mean by this?

What does the phrase "stealing the word" really mean as used in Jeremiah 23:30? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal my words from one another. (ESV)
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Contradiction between Exodus 29:18 and Jeremiah 7:22

What does Jeremiah mean by his statement in Jeremiah 7:22? For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings ...
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Is Jeremiah 9:23-24 a good example of chiasm?

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (JUB), for example: 23Thus hath the LORD said, a) Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, b) neither let the mighty man glory in his might, c) let not the rich man glory in his ...
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Why does Jeremiah ascribe deception to God in Jeremiah 4:10?

Jeremiah 4:10 NKJV 10 Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, Saying, ‘You shall have peace,’ Whereas the sword reaches to the heart.” It's clear ...
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What is Jeremiah referring to in Jeremiah 33:2?

Jeremiah 33:2 (NKJV) 2 “Thus says the LORD who made it, the LORD who formed it to establish it (the LORD is His name): In the above text its not clear what the prophet Jeremiah is referring to,...
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Does Jeremiah 33 predict that when the messiah comes Judah will live in peace and prosperity?

ESV Jeremiah 33: 14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will ...
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In Jeremiah 23:6 what does “the LORD Our Righteousness” mean?

I noticed that the English translations of Jeremiah 23:6 vary greatly (http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/23-6.htm). What is the proper rendering of the verse? Is it about YHVH being righteous? Or making ...
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Does a wasted, formless and void earth in Gen. 1:2 imply a previously existing world?

Jumping off of the question asked in Jul 2016 here about the similarity of Gen. 1:2 with the prophesy of Jer. 4:23 - Jer. 4:23 - 26: "23 I looked [to] the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto ...
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Why does the Prophet curse the day of his birth in Jeremiah 20:14?

Jeremiah 20:13-14 (KJV) 13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. 14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not ...
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In what sense has God mislead the people of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 4:10)

Jeremiah 4:10 (NIV) 10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!” In ...
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Why does the BHS suggest היום for האישׁ in Jeremiah 20:16?

The Masoretic text of Jeremiah 20:16 reads: וְהָיָה הָאִישׁ הַהוּא כֶּֽעָרִים אֲשֶׁר־הָפַךְ יְהוָה וְלֹא נִחָם וְשָׁמַע זְעָקָה בַּבֹּקֶר וּתְרוּעָה בְּעֵת צָהֳרָֽיִם Translated as (JSB): Let ...
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Why must a Hebrew slave who has to work six years only be released after the seventh year?

In Jeremiah 34:14, we read that a Hebrew slave which has served six years must be let go at the end of the seventh year: Jer 34:14: מִקֵּץ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים תְּֽשַׁלְּחוּ אִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו הָעִבְרִי ...
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Why does God call Nebuchadnezzar his servant?

Jeremiah 27:6 (KJV) 6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. How could ...
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In Jeremiah 29:8 what kind of dream was Israel not to listen to?

In Jeremiah, which dreams is God saying to not listen to? NKJV, Jeremiah 29:8 - For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your ...
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In Jeremiah - Who is the “Queen of Heaven”?

In Jeremiah - Who is the "Queen of Heaven"? Is this a reference to a god in chaldea or somewhere else? NKJV, Jeremiah 44:25 - Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: ‘You and your ...
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Jeremiah 31:38-40: the rebuilt city?

According to jeremiah 31:38-40: 38 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the city shall be built to the Lord from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner. 39 And the ...
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Why Jeremiah writes in codes in chapter 25:26

Jeremiah 25:26 reads, וְאֵת כָּל מַלְכֵי הַצָּפוֹן הַקְּרֹבִים וְהָרְחֹקִים אִישׁ אֶל אָחִיו וְאֵת כָּל הַמַּמְלְכוֹת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר עַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה וּמֶלֶךְ שֵׁשַׁךְ יִשְׁתֶּ֥ה אַחֲרֵיהֶֽם and ...
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Does 2 Kings 24:6 suggest that King Jehoiakim died peacefully?

In 2 kings 24:6 it is recorded that king Jehoiakim died with his ancestors וישכב יהויקים עם אבותיו. This clearly implies that he died a natural peaceful death in his own land. However, in 2 ...
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Can Jeremiah 17:5 be validly interpreted as a prohibition against “Tradition”?

NASB, Jeremiah 17:5 — Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.” Can this passage be validly used to counter ...
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In Jeremiah 25:11 are the seventy years literal?

Jeremiah 25:11 KJV And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Were the seventy years of serving Babylon a ...
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Why does the Prophet Jeremiah say God gave no command respecting sacrifices in Jeremiah 7:22?

Jeremiah 7:22 (KJV) 22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But in Exodus the ...
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Terminology of “seeking” in Jeremiah 29:13

Jeremiah 29:13 וּבִקַשְׁתֶּ֥ם אֹתִי וּמְצָאתֶם You will seek me and find me, כִּ֥י תִדְרְשֻׁנִי בְּכָל־לְבַבְכֶם when you seek me with all of your heart. (ESV) The word translated "seek" ...
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What are “the old paths” Jeremiah spoke of in 6:16?

What are "the old paths" Jeremiah spoke of in Jeremiah 6:16? Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall ...
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Making sense of LXX Jeremiah 2:25

In Jeremiah 2:25, the people respond to the prophet's call to repentance: נוֹאָשׁ לוֹא כִּֽי־אָהַבְתִּי זָרִים וְאַחֲרֵיהֶם אֵלֵךְ (BHS) It is hopeless, for I have loved foreigners, and after ...
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What does it mean in Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23 when they refer to the earth as void?

Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep..... AND Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, ...
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The Potter's field reference in Matthew 27:9-10

Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, 10 and ...
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Do we know anyone from Jonadab?

I was reading other day Jeremiah 35:18-19 And to the family of the Rechabites Jeremiah said: “Thus said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the charge of your ancestor ...
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What does the “rod of an almond tree” in Jer 1:11 refer to?

In Jeremiah 1:11, what does the "rod of an almond tree" refer to? 11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” ...
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In Jeremiah 10:8 what does “a worthless doctrine” mean?

What does "a worthless doctrine" mean in Hebrew, as found in Jeremiah 10:8? "But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine." - Jeremiah 10:8 (NKJV)
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Does God think something untrue in Jeremiah 3:7?

The NABRE gives Jeremiah 3:6-8 as follows (emphasis added): The LORD said to me in the days of King Josiah: Do you see what rebellious Israel has done? She has gone up every high mountain, and ...
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How justified is the NIV's translation of 'tsidqenu' as ‘Our Righteous Savior' in Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16?

Jeremiah 23:6b in the NIV (2011 edition) reads: "This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior." The root form (the masculine noun 'tsedeq') is customarily ...
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Why is Jeremiah 31:9 translated as a third person plural?

In the אֽוֹלִיכֵם֙ of Jeremiah 31:9, translated as "I will make them walk by brooks of water" (ESV), the pronominal suffix after "make them walk" sure looks like a second person masculine plural, not ...
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Jeremiah 49:14-16 and Obadiah vv. 1-4 — who came first?

Among the oracles against Edom in the Hebrew Bible, there is one that is shared between Jeremiah and Obadiah: Jeremiah 49:14-16 and Obadiah vv. 1-4. Although the "table" is a bit wide for this format, ...