A summary of the book of Jeremiah as recorded in ‘The Bible Brief’ Bible summary book
This is an outline or summary of the Bible Prophet Jeremiah – a huge influence in the Biblical account of The Lords dealings with the Israelites.
It has to be said from the beginning that this summary in no way ‘touches the sides’ of Jeremiah’s journey – and nor does it attempt to do so. It is a summary only as extracted (with full permission) from the book ‘The Bible Brief’.
When: Jeremiah Time Period
Most likely written during the time of exile 587–538 B.C.
Jeremiah the Prophet.
People & Places In Jeremiah:
Jeremiah; Nebuchadnezzar; Zedekiah; Pharaoh
Judah; Jerusalem; Babylon; Ammon; Damascus
Notable Passages in Jeremiah:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Ch.1:5)
“The heart is more deceitful than all else; And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Ch.17:9)
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (Ch.29:11)
The Messianic Link In Jeremiah:
Messiah is the ‘righteous branch’ our Righteousness. (Ch.23:5)
He is The Lord Almighty (Ch.23:6)
- Jeremiah pronounces the coming Judgment of God throughout this book, earning him the name of ‘the weeping prophet’ amongst many scholars.
- Judah had fallen far from the will of God, and had sunk into idolatry and immorality; Jeremiah even describing Judah as a ‘harlot’ in chapter 22:20.
- Even with Jeremiah weeping in their ears however, they did not repent, but instead threw him into a cistern (Ch.32) to shut him up.
- The final chapters see the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy’s regarding their Judgment, as Nebuchadnezzar arrives to destroy Jerusalem and take the people into captivity.
Notes & Quotes:
Bad news is seldom welcomed, that’s a fact. However Jeremiah preached not only the bad news, he also preached the way to prevent it from coming to pass – repentance.
The people though could only hear the prophet telling them what they could NOT do, and chose to ignore the alternatives; so they threw him into an old cistern thinking that would be the end of it.
God however will not be mocked (Gal.6:7), and his Judgment’s will come to pass. Even though sometimes it looks like nothing is happening, we have to remember that it is in His time – not ours!