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Jeremiah

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(a) (5th century BCE) A contemporary of Zephaniah and Huldah, son of the High Priest Hilkiah. His melancholy prophecies concerning the forthcoming destruction of the first Holy Temple and the Babylonian exile were viewed by many as treasonous, and resulted in his incarceration. Authored the book of the Tanach that bears his name, as well as the Books of Kings and Lamentations. (b) A common Jewish name.

Jeremiah, the Book of: The book of Tanach containing Jeremiah's prophecies, many of which concern the destruction of the holy Temple.


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Entry for 'Jeremiah'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/j/jeremiah.html. 2012.

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