Prophets from the Bible

1010 Words Jan 31st, 2018 4 Pages
He lived in Judah, and began his prophetic ministry as a young man in his village of Anathoth near Jerusalem about 627 BC during the reign of King Josiah. His ministry lasted until around 582 BC sometime after the fall of Jerusalem and the beginning of the Babylon captivity. The book of Jeremiah begins with an account of Jeremiah’s call to be a prophet. (Jeremiah 1:4-6) he was destined to be a prophet even before he was born, Yahweh had a plan and purpose for him. The book of Jeremiah is a collection of oracles, and historical narratives. Jeremiah’s messages were aimed at the people of Jerusalem, and Judah, as well as King Jehoiakim who tried to escape Babylon’s control by uniting Judah with Egypt, and King Zedekiah who Jeremiah urged to act boldly and submit to Nebuchadnezzr and spar his people. However Zedekiah did not listen to Jeremiah. The majority of Jeremiah’s message was judgment on Judah for their disobedience to the covenant with Yahweh. Jeremiah’s national crisis was the Babylonian Wars. He urged obedience as the safest course. Jeremiah’s message also was that Yahweh would crush Judah for abandoning his covenant, and Judah’s moral failures necessitated its punishment. Jeremiah believed that the punishment was deserved because the king and people abused the poor and powerless. Jeremiah urged Judah’s Kings- especially King Jehoiakim and King Zedekiah to see that the newly…
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