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Original Power Point By Chris Reeves. Additions to the original By Jack Wheeler Clovis Ca. Email: [email protected] Book of Jeremiah. Prepared by Chris Reeves * Winter Quarter 2004. Reason for studying Jeremiah.

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Original power point by chris reeves

Original Power PointBy Chris Reeves

Additions to the original

By Jack Wheeler Clovis Ca.

Email: [email protected]


Book of jeremiah

Book of Jeremiah

Prepared by Chris Reeves * Winter Quarter 2004


Reason for studying jeremiah

Reason for studying Jeremiah

  • Romans 15:4 (KJV) 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.


Jeremiah in the old testament

Jeremiah in the Old Testament


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Jeremiah in the Old Testament


Jeremiah the prophet

Jeremiah the “Prophet”

  • Jeremiah was a “prophet” (1:5-7)

  • A “prophet” was a spokesman; a mouthpiece for God, guided by the Holy Spirit (Ex. 4:11-16; Deut. 18:15,18; Act. 28:25).

  • A “prophet” called God’s people back to God’s law and covenant (2 Kings 17:13; Jer. 11:1-2, 7-8; 25:3-4).


Jeremiah the man

Jeremiah the Man

  • We know more about Jeremiah the prophet than any other prophet in the Old Testament

  • Jeremiah had to learn to go when commissioned (1:6)

  • Jeremiah was “the weeping prophet” who had a broken heart for the sins of his people (4:19-20; 8:21-22; 9:1; 13:17; 23:9)


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Jeremiah the Man

  • Jeremiah persevered under difficult circumstances: when despised-persecuted (11:18-23; 12:6; 18:11-12, 15-17; 19:14-15: 20:1-6; 26:1-13; 37:11-15, (Benjamin slide) 37:16-21.


Jeremiah the man2

Jeremiah the Man

  • Jeremiah persevered under difficult circumstances: when despised-persecuted (11:18-23; 12:6; 18:11-12, 15-17; 19:14-15: 20:1-6; 26:1-13; 37:11-15, (Benjamin slide) 37:16-21. He was not allowed to marry (16:1-4)

  • Jeremiah wanted to resign, but he had a burning desire to proclaim God’s word (20:7-9)

  • Jeremiah was finally exiled in Egypt (43:1-7)


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Jeremiah the Man

  • Jeremiah 20:1-2 (KJV)

  • 1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. 2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord.


Jeremiah authorship

Jeremiah Authorship

  • Jeremiah means “Jehovah throws”

  • Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah (1:1)

  • Jeremiah was from “Anathoth in the land Benjamin,” a town assign to the priests, 2 to 3 miles northeast of Jerusalem (1:1; Josh. 21:18)


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Jeremiah Authorship

  • Jeremiah dictated his words to his scribe named Baruch (36:4)

  • Jeremiah does not arrange his material in chronological order, but in topical order:

    • Call of Jeremiah (1)

    • Prophecies of doom (2-29)

    • Prophecies of hope (30-33)

    • Siege and fall of Jerusalem (34-39)

    • Post Jerusalem fall (40-45)

    • Prophecies to foreign nations (46-51)

    • Fall of Jerusalem (52)


Date of jeremiah

Date of Jeremiah

  • Jeremiah prophesied approximately 46 years 627-580 B.C. (1:2; 3:6; 25:3).

  • Josiah the King was a descendant of Solomon


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Date of Jeremiah

  • Jeremiah prophesied approximately 46 years 627-580 B.C. (1:2; 3:6; 25:3).

  • Josiah was a descendant of Solomon

  • He was contemporary with Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (prophets in Judah) Contemporary with Ezekiel and Daniel (prophets in Babylon).


Key dates in jeremiah

Key Dates in Jeremiah


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Key Dates in Jeremiah


Key dates in jeremiah2

Key Dates in Jeremiah


Key dates in jeremiah3

Key Dates in Jeremiah


Key dates in jeremiah4

Key Dates in Jeremiah


Three stages of jeremiah s ministry

Three Stages of Jeremiah’s Ministry


Jeremiah in the old testament previous slide

Jeremiah in the Old Testament (Previous Slide)


Ministry of jeremiah

Ministry of Jeremiah

Chapters 1-39

Chapters 40-52

586 B.C.

Book of Lamentations


Jeremiah s audience

Jeremiah’s Audience

  • Jeremiah proclaimed a message of doom (using words, signs and symbols) to the stiff-necked and black-sliding people of Judah in the declining days before the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 1-39)

  • Jeremiah proclaimed a message of hope to the discouraged and dismayed remnant of people scattered around (Palestine, Egypt, Babylon) as a result of the captivity (Jer. 40-52)

  • Judah opposed, beat, isolated, threatened, persecuted and imprisoned Jeremiah. He was lonely, rejected and persecuted


Jeremiah s theme and purpose

Jeremiah’s Theme and Purpose

  • Key Theme: divine judgment is at hand

  • Key Verse: 1:10; 18:7-10

  • Key Purpose:

    • Historical purpose: How God judged Judah by using the Babylonians (1:13-16; 25:9)

    • Doctrinal purpose: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach … (Prov. 14:34)

    • Messianic purpose: Christ will bring a new covenant (31:31-33)


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Jeremiah’s Message1:10


Jeremiah authorship2

Jeremiah Authorship

  • Jeremiah dictated his words to his scribe named Baruch (36:4)

  • Jeremiah does not arrange his material in chronological order, but in topical order:

    • Call of Jeremiah (1)

    • Prophecies of doom (2-29)

    • Prophecies of hope (30-33)

    • Siege and fall of Jerusalem (34-39)

    • Post Jerusalem fall (40-45)

    • Prophecies to foreign nations (46-51)

    • Fall of Jerusalem (52)


Date of jeremiah2

Date of Jeremiah

  • Jeremiah prophesied approximately 46 years 627-580 B.C. (1:2; 3:6; 25:3).

  • Josiah was a descendant of Solomon

  • He was contemporary with Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (prophets in Judah) Contemporary with Ezekiel and Daniel (prophets in Babylon).


Three stages of jeremiah s ministry1

Three Stages of Jeremiah’s Ministry


Ministry of jeremiah1

Ministry of Jeremiah

Chapters 1-39

Chapters 40-52

586 B.C.

Book of Lamentations


Jeremiah s audience1

Jeremiah’s Audience

  • Jeremiah proclaimed a message of doom (using words, signs and symbols) to the stiff-necked and black-sliding people of Judah in the declining days before the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 1-39)

  • Jeremiah proclaimed a message of hope to the discouraged and dismayed remnant of people scattered around (Palestine, Egypt, Babylon) as a result of the captivity (Jer. 40-52)

  • Judah opposed, beat, isolated, threatened, persecuted and imprisoned Jeremiah. He was lonely, rejected and persecuted


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Jeremiah’s Message1:10


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