Summary of Jeremiah

Date and Place: written in Palestine about 685-616 B.C. Author: Jeremiah Proof of authorship: This is the first Book in the Bible which critics have not attacked regarding authorship. Theme: the prophecy of Jeremiah might be considered the great book on back-sliding and the dangers of apostasy. Apart from this only one other book even mentions the word back-sliding [Hosea 4:16; Hosea 11:7; Hosea 14:4]. Jeremiah uses it 13 times Continue Reading

Jeremiah 1:11-19; Charge Given to Jeremiah; Here, God gives Jeremiah, in vision, a view of the principal errand he was to go upon; He must speak all that he is charged with; He must speak all that he is charged against; Those who are sure that they have God with them (as He is if they be with Him) need not, ought not, to be afraid, whoever is against them. B.C. 629

. Jeremiah 1:11-19 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.   12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.   13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.   14 Then the LORD said unto me, Continue Reading

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Jeremiah’s Call to the Prophetic Office; Before he was born, even in His eternal counsel, He had designated him to be a prophet. Let him know that He who gave him his commission is the same that gave him his being, that formed him in the belly and brought him forth out of the womb, that therefore He was his rightful owner and might employ him and make use of him as He pleased, and that this commission was given him in pursuance of the purpose God had purposed in Himself concerning him, before he was born: “Propheta nascitur, non fit–Original Endowment, not Education, Makes a Prophet. B.C. 629

Jeremiah 1:4-10 4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,   5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.   6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.   7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt Continue Reading

Jeremiah 1:1-3; The Inscription: We have here as much as it was thought fit we should know of the genealogy of this prophet and the chronology of this prophecy. B.C. 629

Jeremiah Chapter 1 In this chapter we have, I. The general inscription or title of this book, with the time of the continuance of Jeremiah's public ministry, ver. 1-3. II. The call of Jeremiah to the prophetic office, his modest objection against it answered, and an ample commission given him for the execution of it, ver. 4-10. III. The visions of an almond-rod and a seething-pot, signifying the approaching ruin of Judah and Jerusalem by Continue Reading