Questions tagged [jeremiah]

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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Jeremiah 30:8 - “his”, “your”, “him”?

To whom do all these pronouns refer? The most confusing is “your”. Is the verse switching from 3rd person to 2nd person? Is it addressing Jeremiah himself and equating him to Jacob? Is the verse ...
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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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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 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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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 ...