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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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Evidence that Shallum is king Jehoahaz?

In 1 Chronicles 3:15 we find a list of king Josiah's four sons: The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, Jehoiakim the second son, Zedekiah the third, Shallum the fourth. Then in Jeremiah 22:11-12 ...
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Why does Jeremiah refer to Zedekiah as Jehoiakim?

In Jeremiah 27 the chapter begins by discussing the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, but in verse 3 pivots to talking about Zedekiah. 1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of ...
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How to know when to use Shihor or Nile?

In Joshua 13:3 (NASB) from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines: the Gazite, the ...
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Consulting some diviners tolerated?

I've asked this question before with a particular focus on Joseph's life. Now I'd like to broaden the scope by bringing in ​Jeremiah 27:9 (NASB) And as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your ...
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How can Jesus inherit David's throne since he's a descendent of Jehoiakim?

Based on Luke Jesus will inherit David's throne, however, Jehoiakim descendants can Not sit on David's throne as he is cursed by God. Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore this is what the LORD says about ...
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Why is Jeremiah's name spelled differently in the book of Jeremiah?

Jeremiah is ירמיהו and means "Whom the LORD has appointed." It appears even the LORD uses this name: And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I ...
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Who are the people in the “household of Israel from the north land” in Jeremiah: Chapter 23

It seems odd that people in the "north lands" are specified in Jeremiah: Chapter 23; verse 8. Is this book written after the Babylonian captivity? If the book is written after the Babylonian ...
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Chronology issue in Jeremiah 52?

Jeremiah 51:64 Then say, 'So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.'" The words of Jeremiah end here. Jeremiah 52:1 Zedekiah ...
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What is perpetual sleep?

Jeremiah 51:57 I will make drunk her officials and her wise men, her governors, her commanders, and her warriors; they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake, declares the King, whose name is the ...
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Why did Jeremiah curse an innocent man?

Jeremiah 20:14 Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me never be blessed. 15 Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, saying, “A son is born to you,” bringing him great joy....
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Did Jeremiah curse procrastinators?

Jeremiah 48:10 English Standard Version “Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness [רְמִיָּ֑ה], and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed. This seems to be a strange ...
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Who is the “I” in Jeremiah 31:19? Why did he strike his thigh?

Jeremiah 31:19 English Standard Version For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my ...
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What is the meaning of the Lord's hand in Jeremiah 25?

Jeremiah 25:15 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from My hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it. 16And they will drink ...
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Did men prefer women with large eyes?

Jeremiah 4:30 And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. ...
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What is the burden of the LORD in Jeremiah 23?

Jeremiah 23:33 “When one of this people, or a prophet or a priest asks you, ‘What is the burden of the LORD?’ you shall say to them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you off, declares the LORD.’ ...
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Did David not defile himself by taking back Michal in 2 Samuel 3?

After being threatened by Saul, David leaves his wife who subsequently is given to another man. Years later when David becomes king he requests that his wife be given back to him. 2 Samuel 3:14, 15 ...
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What is the meaning of “you” in Jeremiah 1:5?

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." "You" here refers to Jeremiah but in ...
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Was Jeremiah the son of the priest Hilkiah who found the Book of the Law?

2 Chronicles 34:14 While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD that had been given through Moses. ...
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Who are the “Shepherds Like-My Heart” (רֹעִ֖ים כְּלִבִּ֑י) recounted by the prophet Yirmiyahu in Jeremiah 3:15?

In Jeremiah 3:15, the prophet Yirmiyahu begins declaring the Word of YHVH (דְבַר־יְהֹוָה֙) in past tense first-person singular : I gave (נָֽתַתִּ֥י) See Ivri conjugation of "Natati" (...
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Did God change his mind concerning visiting the sins of the fathers onto the sons in Jeremiah 31?

God had given instructions to Moses that he will visit the sins of the fathers onto the children Exodus 20:5 NIV 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a ...
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Why do Daniel 7:5 and Revelation 13:2 mention a bear, while Jeremiah 5:6 mentions a wolf?

Many Bible prophecies associate beasts with evil kingdoms. Three passages have such similarities that I assume they should be viewed as having some commonality of meaning, but one striking difference ...
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Why does God permit wickedness? [closed]

You may have asked yourself this question or your friends or perhaps your preacher. Do not be amazed, the question is not new, faithful servants of God have asked the same question. Job asked. Job 21:...
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How does God punish Babylon in Jeremiah 25:12?

Initial God threatens to destroy Judah using the Babylonian king if it persisted in its evil practices and worship of other gods. Jeremiah 25:8 NIV 8 Therefore the Lord Almighty says this: “Because ...
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Could the “new thing” in Jeremiah 31:22 be a prophecy of the virgin birth?

World English Bible Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go here and there, you backsliding daughter? for Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man. A related question ...
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Jeremiah 31:34 (cf. Hebrews 8:11): γνῶθι τὸν κύριον and πάντες εἰδήσουσίν με

In Jer. 31:34, it is written, וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת יְהוָה כִּי כוּלָּם יֵדְעוּ אוֹתִי לְמִקְטַנָּם וְעַד גְּדוֹלָם נְאֻם יְהוָה כִּי אֶסְלַח ...
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Jeremiah 31:32 Which covenant did they break?

Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, The majority ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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Fulfillment of Jeremiah 23:5-8

At what point will God's declaration in Jeremiah 23:5-8 be fulfilled? This doesn't seem to have been fulfilled when Jesus came 2000 years ago, so is it referring to his second coming? Verses 5-6 are ...
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Why God Punished Egypt as per Jeremiah 46?

Why God Punished Egypt. Is it because they killed good king Josiah. If he was a good king, God never allows that to happen. Also as per verse 26 it says, "But later on, people will live in Egypt ...
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In Jeremiah 20:7 what is the accurate translation “deceived” or “persuaded” or “enticed”?

Jeremiah 20:7 (KJV): O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. Jeremiah 20:7 (ASV): O ...
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What is the meaning of “it” in Jeremiah 19:5? “nor did it come into My mind”. E.S.V

Jeremiah 19:5 (ESV); and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind-- Here are ...
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What is the correct translation of Jeremiah 6:2?

Jeremiah 6:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 2“The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off. Jeremiah 6:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to ...
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Who committed adultery with stones and with stocks in Jeremiah 3:9?

Jeremiah 3:8-9 NIV 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared ...
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Is Jeremiah 2:3 an allusion to Leviticus 19:23?

Leviticus 19:23 NIV 23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.[b] For three years you are to consider it forbidden[c]; it must not be eaten. 24 In ...
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Are the forty years of Ezekiel 4 related to the seventy years of Jeremiah 25?

Ezekiel portrays the siege & destruction of Jerusalem for forty years Ezekiel 4:1-6 NIV 4 “Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. 2 ...
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Jews time in exile

Jeremiah prophesied 70 years of Babylonian captivity, which began 606 BC and ended in 536 BC. On the other hand, Ezekiel, while 30 years into this captivity (Eze 1:1), prophesied 390 and 40 years ...
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Should we pray for peoples' downfall as opposed to their salvation?

Jeremiah 18:21 (NIV) So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men ...
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Are there certain types of trees mentioned in Jeremiah 17:8?

(NIV) Jer 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. (8) They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does ...
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In 1 Peter 5:8 is “your adversary, the devil” a reference to persecuting Jews in cahoots with Rome?

Peter speaks of a "roaring lion" on the prowl. I don't think anyone thinks that an actual lion is the problem. Nor does the Satan eat humans that I'm aware of. [1Pe 5:8-11 CSB] (8) Be sober-...
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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 ...