Message of Jeremiah

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The prophet Jeremiah and King Josiah were born at the end of the longest, darkest reign in Judah's history. Human sacrifice and practice of the black arts were just two features of the wickedness that filled Jerusalem from one end to the other with innocent blood. As outspoken prophet and reforming king, these two men gave their country its finest opportunity of renewal and its last hope of surviving as the kingdom of David.

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Overview

The prophet Jeremiah and King Josiah were born at the end of the longest, darkest reign in Judah's history. Human sacrifice and practice of the black arts were just two features of the wickedness that filled Jerusalem from one end to the other with innocent blood. As outspoken prophet and reforming king, these two men gave their country its finest opportunity of renewal and its last hope of surviving as the kingdom of David.

The book of Jeremiah is full of turmoil and national tragedy, the story of key people like Baruch, Gedaliah and Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, and the drama of rediscovering the forgotten book of Mosaic law. National events interweave with the lives of individuals; the rediscovered book of God's law transforms Josiah, Jeremiah and the future of the world. Derek Kidner, with careful attention to the text, reveals its startling relevance to our own troubled time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830812257
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1987
  • Series: Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Kidner (M.A., A.R.C.M.) was formerly warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He has written several volumes in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series.

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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Introduction: The life and times of Jeremiah
Prologue: The prophet's call - Jeremiah 1
1. From Josiah to the first year of Nebuchaddrezzar - Jeremiah 2-20
2. From Josiah's successors to the captivity - Jeremiah 21-45
3. Oracles concerning the nations - Jeremiah 46-51
Epilogue: Jerusalem and Babylon — A historical footnote - Jeremiah 52
Appendices
A. Sin, judgment, repentace, grace and slavtion in th preaching of Jeremiah
B. The chapters of the book in their chronological setting
C. A table of dates

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    Posted April 27, 2004

    Smooth Sailing

    It as a great book that was a helpfull tool in reading the book of Jeremiah.

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