Category Archives: Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah

Jeremiah is the first large work of scripture I worked through on this blog and this early work on Jeremiah remains influential on my thinking. Early in my experience in blogging there are some lessons I’ve learned about the process … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 52 Ending the Journey

                Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, just … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 50-51 The Cry Against Babylon

  I am going to break with my normal pattern with Jeremiah and put the text after the reflections. It didn’t make sense to me to cover these two chapters as separate because they are both a part of a … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 49: Judgment on the Other Surrounding Nations

  Concerning the Ammonites. Thus says the LORD: Has Israel no sons? Has he no heir? Why then has Milcom dispossessed Gad, and his people settled in its towns?  2 Therefore, the time is surely coming, says the LORD, when … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 48: Against Moab

Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Alas for Nebo, it is laid waste! Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken; the fortress is put to shame and broken down;  2 the renown of … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 47: Philistia Caught in the Flood

 The word of the LORD that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:  2 Thus says the LORD: See, waters are rising out of the north and shall become an overflowing torrent; they shall overflow … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 46: Judgment for Egypt and Hope for Jacob

Jeremiah 46:1-26 Words for Egypt The word of the LORD that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the nations.  2 Concerning Egypt, about the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish and … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 45 The Scribe and The Word Endure the Ending

The word that the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Baruch son of Neriah, when he wrote these words in a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah: 2 Thus says … Continue reading

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 Jeremiah 44 Plummeting to the End

Jeremiah 44: 1-14 Forty Years and Nothing Changed The word that came to Jeremiah for all the Judeans living in the land of Egypt, at Migdol, at Tahpanhes, at Memphis, and in the land of Pathros, 2 Thus says the … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 43 The Flight to Egypt

    When Jeremiah finished speaking to all the people all these words of the LORD their God, with which the LORD their God had sent him to them, 2 Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and … Continue reading

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