In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Jeremiah is the second of the five books of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament. The name Jeremiah comes from the Hebrew name Yirmeyah meaning, “exalted of God”. He ministered to the nation of Judah during its final years before falling to Babylon, and he continued to minister to the people during their captivity. The prophecies of Nahum, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel overlapped in an era from c. 663-536 BC with Jeremiah c. 630-582 BC.

Jeremiah is commonly referred to as the weeping prophet. While false prophets were proclaiming peace and prosperity for Judah, Jeremiah was warning of judgment for her unrepentant sins. Because Judah was so rebellious, Jeremiah was persecuted for his divine message of condemnation. However, God showed His holy patience by having Jeremiah call Judah to repentance for forty years before finally bringing judgment to Judah at the hands of the Babylonians.

Jeremiah prophesied that Judah would be in captivity for seventy years but that God would later restore the nation under a "new" covenant. This covenant is the fifth and last of the theocratic covenants made by God to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This new covenant was established by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, on the cross at Calvary. It is the last because it is eternal and available to all who claim it by repenting of sin and turning to Christ. At the end of the seven-year tribulation, which is referred to as the seventieth week of Israel by the prophet Daniel , Christ will come to earth the second time to judge the nations and restore Israel to His glory. God will write His law in the minds and hearts of His people for eternity. Gentile believers have the privilege of being adopted as the children of Abraham.

Jeremiah 1-45: Jeremiah’s calling; his warnings to Judah of judgment; The New Covenant

Jeremiah 46-51: Jeremiah’s prophecies against the Gentile nations; the defeat of Babylon

Jeremiah 52: The capture and destruction of Jerusalem; the exile to Babylon