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Book of Jeremiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Major Old Testament prophetic book. Jeremiah contains the prophetic oracles of the late-seventh to early-sixth century Judahite prophet, Jeremiah, along with biographical information about him and prose sermons. Jeremiah prophesied the deportation of the elites of Judah in 597 bc, the destruction of Jerusalem, and further deportations in 587–86 bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah, Book of
Jeremiah, Book of Major Old Testament prophetic book. Jeremiah contains the prophetic oracles of the late-seventh to early-sixth century Judahite prophet, Jeremiah, along with biographical information about him and prose sermons. Jeremiah prophesied the deportation of the elites of Judah in 597 bc, the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah, Book of
JEREMIAH, BOOK OF. The book of Jeremiah contains the legacy (Heb dibrê in 1:1 and 51:64 covers both “words” and “acts”) of Jeremiah the prophet. The earliest record contained is of Jeremiah’s boyhood call to be a prophet in the 13th year of King Josiah, i.e., 627 b.c. Jeremiah is last heard from in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jeremiah, Book of
Jeremiah, Book of. OT prophetic book, second in the canonical order of the Prophets.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jeremiah, Book of
Jeremiah, Book of The book which goes by the name of one of Israel’s greatest prophets, who was active in the last years of the kingdom of Judah (ca 641–575 b.c.); Jeremiah stands second among the Major Prophets, following Isaiah and preceding Ezekiel (except in one rabbinic tradition, preserved in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah, Book of
JEREMIAH, BOOK OF OT prophetic book, second in the canonical order of the Prophets.PreviewAuthorAuthenticityThe Book of Jeremiah and the SeptuagintBackgroundDateOrigin and DestinationPurposeTeachingOutline and ContentAuthor Few doubt that the prophet from Anathoth wrote the book
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeremiah, Book Of
Jeremiah (jair-uh-mi´ah), book of, the second book of what is sometimes called the Latter Prophets, a subcollection in the Nevi’im (Prophets) section of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). It is the second book of the Major Prophets of the Christian ot. The book of Jeremiah is followed by the book of Ezekiel
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jeremiah, Book of (Writing)
JEREMIAH, BOOK OF. The book of Jeremiah opens with the prophet’s call (chap. 1) and closes with the fall of Jerusalem (chap. 52). It spans the historical period c. 626–581 b.c.The Chronological EnigmaThe book of Jeremiah consists of prophetic discourses, biographical materials, and historical narratives
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jeremiah, Book Of
Jeremiah, Book ofThe second book of the Latter Prophets following Isaiah and preceding Ezekiel in the Jewish canon of the Hebrew Bible, although some authorities place it as the first book (b. B. Bat. 14b). In the Christian OT it appears after Isaiah as the second book of the Prophets together with
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah, Book of (Writing)
Jeremiah, Book of. †The recorded utterances and activities of the prophet Jeremiah; the second of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament canon.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah, Book Of
JEREMIAH, BOOK OF A book by the second of the major prophets and the longest book of the Bible. It contains the oracles of Jeremiah, who foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, as well as the founding of a New Covenant in Messianic times.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jeremiah, Book of
Jeremiah, Book of. The Jewish tradition, which ascribes it to *Jeremiah (q.v.), is ancient and unanimous, and is supported by frequent NT quotations. Many modern critics ascribe a great part of the Book to editors. The promises of restitution and the giving of a New Covenant (chs. 30 and 31) so closely
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah Book of
Jeremi´ah, Book of. “There can be little doubt that the book of Jeremiah grew out of the roll which Baruch wrote down at the prophet’s mouth in the fourth year of Jehoiakim. ch. 36:2. Apparently the prophets kept written records of their predictions, and collected into larger volumes such of them as
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