Jeremiah was an eye-witness of the fall of the kingdom of Judah to the
Babylonians, a process which extended from 598 to 586 B.C. During his
forty-year-long ministry he chronicled major world events. But more
importantly, he cried repentance to a nation which was wallowing in
corruption. From his writing we learn important lessons about how God
deals with man and what is expected of us here on earth. Jeremiah also
made sweeping prophecies of last-days events, and we learn much of what
is yet future from his writings.
An invaluable addition to any LDS library, this book includes a detailed
presentation of Jeremiah's life, times and ministry, including
scriptural information about him, and about the contemporary kings of
his time, and about the national conditions that prevailed. Also
included is an outline of the Book of Jeremiah itself, information about
the style of the book, its textual transmission, the date of
authorship, textual criticism, detailed doctrinal analyses, changes made
in the Inspired Version, and an overall summary. A listing and ordering
of Jeremiah's prophecies about the last days is presented. Jeremiah is
believed to be the author of the book of Lamentations, which is also
covered in this valuable book.
Author: Duane S. Crowther.