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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Jeremiah 1–52

THEME

Predestination

SETTING

Around 626–570 BCE Jerusalem.

KEY FIGURES

Jeremiah Selected by God to be a prophet “to the nations.” Born in Anathoth, a few miles north of Jerusalem, where his father Hilkiah was a priest.

Hananiah A false prophet preaching against Jeremiah.

When God declares Jeremiah a prophet He assigns him an unenviable mission: Jeremiah must make the people of Judah repent for years of bad behavior. Though faced with hatred and adversity, the reluctant prophet continues to discharge his task and spread the word of God right up until the end of his life.

Jeremiah is regarded, after Isaiah, as the ...

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