Bible Blitz Msgr Ed Thompson And Deacon Norm Kazyk With Technical Assistance Ray Hosler
Jeremiah 626 – 580 B.C. “The Weeping Prophet” Most depressed person in the Bible
Born and Called Born: 650 B.C. Anathoth – 4 miles north of Jerusalem Father:Hilkiah, a priest (back to Moses?) Called:628 to prophecy (1:4-10)
Reluctant: too young, poor speaker God touched his lips Was prophet for 40 years Saw destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. Departed to Egypt Murdered?
Power Passages 1.Ch 23:1-8 A messianic King 2.Ch 23:5-8, 33:14-16 The Jesse Tree 3.Ch 18:16-20, 20:10-13 Plots against Jeremiah 4.Ch 38:1-3 In the Pit 5.Ch 25:9-11 70 years of exile
6.Ch 27-28 The Yoke’s on Them 7.Ch 18:1-6 The Potter 8.Ch 31:31-34 The Gospel before the Gospel
Lamentations This book is written in the form of five poems which mourn the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. They are in alphabetical form, each verse beginning with a new letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
They flow from Jeremiah’s great love for the city of Jerusalem and the great mourning of its people. It also contains a message of trust in God and the need for repentance. It is used by Christians during Holy Week to recall the experience of Calvary and by Jews in remembrance of the events of 587 B.C.
Ch 1A mournful reflection on the state of Jerusalem and its past sins. Ch 2:18-22 Urges expressing sorrow to God over her fate. Ch 5A summary statement
Baruch He was the secretary to Jeremiah. The book has collection of miscellaneous writings on the law as divine Wisdom, repentance, idolatry and return from exile. Originated outside Jerusalem by Jewish communities who tried to put Jeremiah’s ideals into practice.
Ch 1:16 – 2:10 A confession of sins on the part of Israel. Ch 2:27-35 Hope for the future and trust in Yahweh. Ch 5: 1-9Future Glory for Israel.