Category Archives: Jeremiah

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 32)

In the midst of the Book of Consolation, we have the record of a land purchase that Jeremiah made from his cousin Hanamel.  But this is more than a historical tidbit about Jeremiah’s purchase of a plot of land in … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 31)

This chapter is the high-watermark of the “Book of Consolation” (30-33) and the book of Jeremiah. It could be the high point of the entire Old Testament!  It contains an extended description of the joyful re-gathering and resettlement in the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 30)

Chapters 30-33 are sometimes called “the Book of Consolation,” a unit within the larger book that shines with hope for the Israel’s future. Given the fact that most of Jeremiah’s prophecies are dark and dire, these four chapters are especially bright. The … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 29)

This chapter consists of prophetic letters sent between Jerusalem and Babylon.  Jeremiah wrote two of the letters (4-23; 31-32), Shemaiah wrote the other (24-28). The letters highlight the continuing conflict between Jeremiah and false prophets—a conflict emphasized in chapters 27- … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 28)

The opening time marker in chapter 28 indicates a continuation of the events recorded in chapter 27:  “in the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah . . .” (1).  So this … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 27)

In this chapter Jeremiah lives out his calling as a prophet to “nations and kingdoms”, a prophet sent to “uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (1:10).  He has a message for kings and … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 26)

This chapter is dated “early in the reign of Jehoiakim” (1) which makes it one of five chapters specifically tied to events from this time period (four chapters are from the “fourth year of Jehoiakim”—25:1; 36:1; 45:1; 46:2). Chapter 26 likely … Continue reading

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