(Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
Jeremiah, Book of Jeremiah(noun)
a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.
An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
of biblical origin.
Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.
Origin: From ירמיה.
Jeremiah meaning "Yah Exalts", also called the "Weeping prophet" was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Jeremiah is traditionally credited with authoring the Book of Jeremiah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings and the Book of Lamentations, with the assistance and under the editorship of Baruch ben Neriah, his scribe and disciple. Judaism considers the Book of Jeremiah part of its canon, and regards Jeremiah as the second of the major prophets. Islam considers Jeremiah a prophet, and is listed as a prophet in all the collections of Stories of the Prophets. Christianity also regards Jeremiah as a prophet and he is quoted in the New Testament. It has been interpreted that Jeremiah “spiritualized and individualized religion and insisted upon the primacy of the individual’s relationship with God.” About a year after King Josiah of Judah had turned the nation toward repentance from the widespread idolatrous practices of his father and grandfather, Jeremiah’s sole purpose was to reveal the sins of the people and explain the reason for the impending disaster, “And when your people say, 'Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?' you shall say to them, 'As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.'" God’s personal message to Jeremiah, “Attack you they will, overcome you they can’t,” was fulfilled many times in the Biblical narrative, Jeremiah was attacked by his own brothers, beaten and put into the stocks by a priest and false prophet, imprisoned by the king, threatened with death, thrown into a cistern by Judah’s officials, and opposed by a false prophet. When Nebuchadnezzar seized Jerusalem in 586 BC, he ordered that Jeremiah be freed from prison and treated well.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Hebrew prophet, born at Anathoth, a priestly city 3 m. N. of Jerusalem, where, after his removal thither, he spent as a prophet the greater part of his life, viz., from 629 to 588 B.C.; his prophecy was a lifelong protest against the iniquity and folly of his countrymen, and was conceived in bitter foreboding of the hopeless ruin they were bringing down upon their heads; his faithfulness offended friend and foe alike, and more than one plot was laid against his life, which was one of ever-deepening sadness and one long wail over the ruin of the country he so loved; he lived to see the issue of his prediction in the captivity of the people, though he did not go into captivity with them, the conqueror having allowed him to remain as he wished; he appears to have died in Egypt; he was the author of "Lamentations," and it is thought of sundry of the Psalms. See Hebrew Prophecy.
The numerical value of jeremiah in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of jeremiah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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There were more probing stories, it kind of culminated in March with the frenzy around Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
I'm heartsick that this tragedy occurred at all, much less during the time in which Jeremiah Smith should have been incarcerated.
Every winning nominee and every winning presidential candidate walks many lonely miles through the valley of the shadow of political death -- and resiliency is the chief virtue required for victory, john McCain understood that, as did Barack Obama -- while going through the Rev. (Jeremiah) Wright debacle -- as did George W. Bush, after losing to John McCain in New Hampshire in 2000, and there are many other examples.
Whatever that God calls anyone to do, he equally equips him or her for it. Let's take prophet Jeremiah as a case study. He (Jeremiah) was destined to be a prophet even before he was formed or made in his mother's womb (Jeremiah 1 : 5). And that's why, when he complained that he was not outspoken or eloquent enough for his call and destiny. God neglected his complaints, because he already knew that he has wholly equiped him for the task in question. Now, that is to say, whatever you need to fulfill your God-given destiny is already deposited right inside you. So what else are you still waiting for? Anyway, what you've got to do is just to discover and fulfill your destiny by all means. And believe you me, the very moment your destiny is discovered and fulfilled. You will surely and eventually make a global impact and positive change in your lifetime or rather in the world just like prophet Jeremiah, biblical Joseph, king David, Zig Ziglar, Martin Luther King Jnr., Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. Uma Ukpai, Chinua Achebe among others. Nevertheless, I so much believe in destiny. I don't know about you or rather what about you?
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