Jeremiah (jer-e-mi’-ah) = Elevated of the LORD; whom Jehovah has appointed; Jehovah is high; exalted of God. Jah will cast forth.



  1. Why is it that people don’t need to see miracles, see someone raised from the dead, or hear prophets today to believe in Jesus and be saved?  Luke 16:19 - 31
  2. Why was Jeremiah forbidden to marry? Jeremiah 16:1 – 18.  God had withdrawn his blessing, love, and pity from the people, because they had rejected him.  They would all die of deadly diseases. God was against the people of Judah and the day of disaster was coming because of their wickedness.
  3. How did some prophets receive their calling?  Prophets received their call or appointment directly from God.
  4. Name two prophets that receive their calling from birth? Jeremiah and John the Baptist, were called before birth (Jer. 1:5; Luke 1:13–16)
  5. Name the Great powers of the ancient world that Judah was caught in a power squeeze? Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon.
  6. What are the objects of these lessons in Jeremiah?
    1. Branch of an almond tree? 1: 11,12. God will carry out his threat of punishment.
    2. The Boiling pot, tilting away from the north? 1:13. God will punish Judah.
    3. A ruined linen belt? 13: 1- 11. The people had become useless, good for nothing, like a ruin linen belt, because they would not listen to God.
    4. Potters clay? 18: 1 -17. This is a warning to them to repent before he is force to bring judgment on them. God could destroy His sinful people at any time.
  7. What was the reference to the broken clay jar? Jeremiah 19:1-12. God was going to smash the Jerusalem and nation of Judah. The Valley of Ben Hinnom (Topheth) would be called the Valley of Slaughter. (See notes in niv 19:6)
    1. What did God say the people would do with their sons and daughters and one another? Eat the flesh of their children and eat one another.
    2. Why did God say he was going to bring disaster on them? They were sacrificing to Baal, Melech. They were burning their childred.
  8. What did the priest Pashur have done to  Jeremiah and why? Jeremiah 20. He had Jeremiah beaten and put in the stocks.
  9. What was Jeremiah word to Zedekiah the king of Judah  when the king sent Pashur the priest to inquire of the word of the Lord? Jeremiah 21: 1- 14.
  10. When did Jeremiah begin his work? Jeremiah began his work in 627 b.c. (Jer. 1:2–3) and continued ministering in Egypt after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 b.c.
  11. What did God say about the palace of Judah? Jeremiah 22.
  12. What did God say about the righteous Branch? Jeremiah 23.
    1. What did he say about the prophets?
    2. What did he say about the priest?
    3. What did he say about the prophets of Samaria?
    4. What did he say about the dreams and about using the burden/oracle of the Lord?
  13. What was the meaning of the two fig Baskets that God Showed Jeremiah? Jeremiah 24: 1- 10; The Jews that when in to exile first are the good figs (the remant), the second basket (bad figs)  are they remained and God was going to punish them accordingly. They had not learned or repent, after the the first basket was taken away.
  14. How many Kings of Judah reign during Jeremiah’s ministry? Jehoiachin, Jehoiakim,  Zedekiah .
  15. How many years of captivity did Jeremiah prophesy against Judah? Jeremiah 25:12.
    1. Describe the Cup of God’s Wrath; when God told Jeremiah to take the cup from His hand? Jeremiah 25: 15- 29
    2. Give a summary of the prophesy that God told Jeremiah to say in your own words.
  16. Who was another Prophet mention in the book of Jeremiah that prophesied against  Judah as did Jeremiah but there are no recorded scripture written this prophet? what happen to him? Uriah: Jeremiah 26: 20-24.
    1. What apostle made a similar as did Jeremiah when facing a death situation?  Jeremiah 26:12-15; Acts 21:10 – 14.   
    2. Who was the man that supported Jeremiah and what do we learn from this? Jeremiah 26:24; Ahikam
  17. Who was the prophet mention by some of the elders to spare Jeremiah’s life? Jeremiah 26:17-19  (Micah)
  18. Why did Jeremiah carry a yoke around his neck?  Jeremiah 27: 1-12. Any nation who refused who refused to submit to Babylon’s yoke of control would be punished.
    1. How many kings did Jeremiah send a message from God?
    2. What was the yoke made like?
  19. What is the lesson of the large stones? 43: 8 – 13. The stones marked the place where Nebuchadnezzar would set his throne  when God allowed him to conquer Egypt.
  20. What is the meaning of the Scroll sunk in the river? Babylon would sink to rise no more.  51: 59 - 64
  21. Is all of the Old Testament prophetic?

In regard to the prophets, it may be observed, that all the Old Testament is considered to be in substance one continued prophecy of the coming of Jesus Christ; so that all the books of which it consists are understood to be in some sense prophetical. But this name is more especially given to those books which were written by persons who had a cleaver knowledge of futurity, who forewarned both kings and people of what would happen to them, and who at the same time pointed out what the Messiah was to do, whom they who are acknowledged to have been prophets had always in view: and this is what ought most especially to be taken notice of in their writings.

  1. Jeremiah was written approximately when? 627B.C  - 586B.C. See 2 Kings 21- 25.
  2. Under how many kings of Judah did Jeremiah’s ministry last and name the kings?  Five Kings: Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah.
  3. Out of the above listed kings in your answer, which is the only king that did mostly good? 1 Kings 13:2; 2 Chronicle 34: 3.
  4. What prophet was Jeremiah’s contemporary?  Habakkuk.
  5. Who were the Recabites and what lesson did God teach as related to them? Jeremiah 35:1 – 19. obedience.
  6. Who was Barach?  A loyal secretary of Jeremiah (his scribe) Jeremiah 32:12-16.
  7. Who was EBed-Meelech and what did do for Jeremiah? Jeremiah 38:7-12; 39:16). An Ethiopian eunuch who pulled Jeremiah out of the cistern. 
  8. Who was Nebucahnezzar and what did he do?  He was the first Gentile monarch  and he was the one that captured Jerusalem and destroyed both the city and the temple.  2 Kings 24:1, 10, 11; Daniel 1 – 5.
  9. Name the greatest New Testament Prophet? John The Baptist
  10. Are there offices of apostles and prophets today?  See Ephesians 2:20
  11. After Malachi, who was next prophet to speak? Give the significant of this? John the Baptist.
  12.  What authority can you use to show that no prophet spoke during the silent period?   1 Macc 4:44-46
  13.  What is the test of a prophet?


Definition of Prophet


1) in Greek writings, an interpreter of oracles or of other hidden things

 2) one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation.

   2a) the O.T. prophets, having foretold the kingdom, deeds and death, of Jesus the Messiah.

   2b) of John the Baptist, the herald of Jesus the Messiah

   2c) of the illustrious prophet, the Jews expected before the advent of the Messiah

   2d) the Messiah

   2e) of men filled with the Spirit of God, who by God's authority and command in words of weight pleads the cause of God and urges salvation of men.

   2f) of prophets that appeared in the apostolic age among Christians; they are associated with the apostles; they discerned and did what is best for the Christian cause, foretelling certain future events. (Acts 11:27) In the religious assemblies of the Christians, they were suddenly seized by the Spirit giving utterance in glowing and exalted but intelligible speech of those things which the Holy Spirit teaches them, and which have power to instruct, comfort, encourage, rebuke, convict, and stimulate, their hearers (1 Cor. 14:3,24)

 3) a poet (because poets were believed to sing under divine inspiration): so of Epimenides (Tit. 1:12).







The Book of Jeremiah


Call of Jeremiah

Prophecies to Judah

Prophecies to the Gentiles

Fall of







Condemnation of Judah


Of Jeremiah



Of Jerusalem

Present Fall of Jerusalem


Of Nine Nations




Before the Fall

The Fall

After the Fall






Surrounding Nations





c. 640 - 580B.C.







King’s in Jeremiah’s


Story of King’s


Dates of the

King Reign


Of Reign

Jeremiah’s  Message

To the King

(in book of Jeremiah)


2 Kings 22:   1  - 23; 30

640 - 609 B.C.

Mostly Good

  3:  6 - 25


2 Kings 23: 31  - 33

         609 B.C.


22:11 - 17


2 Kings 23: 34  - 24:7

609 - 598 B.C.


22:18 - 23;

25:  1 - 38;   26: 1 - 24;

27:  1 - 11;   35: 1 - 19;

36:  1 - 32


2 Kings 24:   8  - 17

598 - 597 B.C.


13:18 - 27

22:24 - 30


2 Kings 24: 18  - 25; 26

597 - 586 B.C.


21:  1 - 14;  24: 8 - 10;

27:12 - 22;  32: 1 -   5;

34:  1 - 22;  37: 1 - 21;

38:  1 - 28;  51: 59 - 64