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The Journey Inward: Is Jeremiah's Prophetic Message Relevant Today?


Last updated 6/12/2020 at 11:41am

Jeremiah, one of the greatest prophets of Hebrew scripture, proclaimed a message of sorrow and hope as well as judgment about the apostasy of his country. Jeremiah lived during a time of tremendous upheaval for the Hebrews. The Babylonians were on the rise militarily and ready to pounce.

Like Isaiah, he was driven by the need to inspire greater faith in God among his listeners, but like Amos, he was also deeply engaged with the growing social underclass of Hebrew society. He poured scorn on those who “amass wealth unjustly; in mid-life it will leave them, and at their end they will prove...

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