Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jeremiah and Lamentations


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The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801092121
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Teach the Text Commentary Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Christian Studies and professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is the author or coauthor of many articles and books, including Grasping God's Word and The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Teach the Text Commentary Series ix

Introduction to the Teach the Text Commentary Series xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction to Jeremiah 1

Jeremiah 1:1-19 7

The Call of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 2:1-37 14

The Unfaithful Bride

Jeremiah 3:1-4:4 20

God Calls His Unfaithful Bride to Return

Jeremiah 4:5-31 27

The Coming Babylonian Invasion

Jeremiah 5:1-31 33

Deserved judgment

Jeremiah 6:1-30 39

The Vision of Jerusalem under Siege

Jeremiah 7:1-8:3 45

The Temple and False Religion

Jeremiah 8:4-9:11 51

Deceit, Deceivers, and the Just Consequences

Jeremiah 9:12-26 57

Wailing Women and the Character of God

Jeremiah 10:1-25 63

Will You Follow the All-powerful God or Ridiculous Human-Constructed Idols?

Jeremiah 11:1-17 69

The Broken Covenant

Jeremiah 11:18-12:6 75

Facing Persecution

Jeremiah 12:7-17 81

The Broken Relationship and the Agony of God

Jeremiah 13:1-27 87

Shame and Judgment for Trusting in "the Lie"

Jeremiah 14:1-16 93

Following False Prophets Can Be Fatal

Jeremiah 14:17-15:9 99

The Limits of Old Covenant Intercession

Jeremiah 15:10-21 105

Dealing with Discouragement

Jeremiah 16:1-21 111

Weddings Funerals, and the Future Multinational Hew Exodus

Jeremiah 17:1-27 117

In Whom Do You Trust?

Jeremiah 18:1-23 124

The Plans of the Great Potter

Jeremiah 19:1-15 130

Jerusalem to Be Shattered like a Clay Pot

Jeremiah 20:1-18 137

The Cost of Being a Prophet of God

Jeremiah 21:1-14 143

Help You? I'm Going to Attack You!

Jeremiah' 22:1-12 149

Justice in the Palace?

Jeremiah 22:13-30 156

The King, Injustices, and Knowing God

Jeremiah 23:1-8 163

The Righteous Shepherd Is Coming

Jeremiah 23:9-40 169

The Grim Consequences of False Prophecy

Jeremiah 24:1-10 175

Good Figs-with Hearts to Know God

Jeremiah 25:1-14 181

Seventy Years for Judah and for Babylon

Jeremiah 25:15-38 187

The Nations Drink the Cup of God's Wrath

Jeremiah 26:1-24 193

God's Prophets on Trial

Jeremiah 27:1-22 199

False Prophets and the Sovereignty of God

Jeremiah 28:1-17 205

The Devastating Results of False Prophecy

Jeremiah 29:1-32 211

God's Plans for His Exiled People

Jeremiah 30:1-24 217

The Promise of Restoration

Jeremiah 31:1-26 223

Love, Redemptions and Joy

Jeremiah 31:27-40 229

The Glorious New Covenant

Jeremiah 32:1-44 236

Hope and the Purchase of a Field

Jeremiah 33:1-26 242

Cleansing. Forgiveness, and the Coming Davidic King

Jeremiah 34: 1-22 248

Contrasting Covenants and Faithfulness

Jeremiah 35.1-19 254

A Lesson in Faithfulness and Obedience

Jeremiah 36:1-32 260

Can the Word of God Be Destroyed?

Jeremiah 37:1-21 266

The Prophet in Prison

Jeremiah 38:1-28 272

Ebed-Melek Saves Jeremiah's Life

Jeremiah 39:1-18 279

The King and the Cushite: Who Will Be Saved?

Jeremiah 40:1-43:7 286

Rejecting a Second Chance

Jeremiah 43:8-45:5 294

The Foolishness of Rejecting God's Gracious Second Chance

Jeremiah 46:1-28 300

Judgment and Salvation

Jeremiah 47:1-49:39 306

Judgment on the Nations

Jeremiah 50:1-51:64 312

The End of Babylon and the Future of Israel

Jeremiah 52:1-34 318

The End of Jerusalem, Yet Hope for the Future

Introduction to Lamentations 325

Lamentations 1:1-22 329

No Comfort for the Grieving Widow Jerusalem

Lamentations 2:1-22 335

The Anger of God

Lamentations 3:1-66 341

The Faithfulness of God in the Midst of Judgment

Lamentations 4:1-22 347

Sin and Its Tragic Consequences for Children

Lamentations 5:1-22 353

Woe to Us, for We Have Sinned

Notes 359

Bibliography 365

Index 367

Contributors 374

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