Jeremiah ( /dʒɛrɨˈmaɪ.ə/; Hebrewיִרְמְיָה, Modern Hebrew: Yirməyāhū, IPA: jirməˈjaːhu, Tiberian: Yirmĭyahu, Greek: Ἰερεμίας, Arabic: إرميا Irmiya‎) meaning "Yah exalts", also called the "Weeping prophet" was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Jeremiah is traditionally credited with authoring the Book of Jeremiah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings and the Book of Lamentations, with the assistance and under the editorship of Baruch ben Neriah, his scribe and disciple. Judaism considers the Book of Jeremiah part of its canon, and regards Jeremiah as the second of the major prophets. Islam considers Jeremiah a prophet, and is listed as a prophet in all the collections of Stories of the Prophets. Christianity also regards Jeremiah as a prophet and he is quoted in the New Testament. It has been interpreted that Jeremiah “spiritualized and individualized religion and insisted upon the primacy of the individual’s relationship with God.”

About a year after King Josiah of Judah had turned the nation toward repentance from the widespread idolatrous practices of his father and grandfather. Jeremiah’s sole purpose was to reveal the sins of the people and explain the reason for the impending disaster (destruction by the Babylonian army and captivity), “And when your people say, 'Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?' you shall say to them, 'As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.'" God’s personal message to Jeremiah, “Attack you they will, overcome you they can’t,” was fulfilled many times in the Biblical narrative, Jeremiah was attacked by his own brothers, beaten and put into the stocks by a priest and false prophet, imprisoned by the king, threatened with death, thrown into a cistern by Judah’s officials, and opposed by a false prophet. When Nebuchadnezzar seized Jerusalem in 586 BC, he ordered that Jeremiah be freed from prison and treated well.

Read more about Jeremiah:  Lineage and Early Life, Chronology, Prophetic Parables, Nebo-Sarsekim Tablet, Cultural Influence

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Famous quotes containing the word jeremiah:

    Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
    Bible: Hebrew Job, 3:3.

    A similar imprecation is found in Jeremiah 20:14-15.

    The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
    Bible: Hebrew Ezekiel, 18:2.

    Proverbial reproach by God, concerning the land of Israel. The same image is used in Jeremiah 31:29.

    Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid.
    —Bible: Jeremiah 2:12.