Wednesday, July 11, 2007

the prophet jeremiah


The Prophet Jeremiah i dont know why the prophet jeremiah has recently come into my field, beyond a co-worker who is currently taking a theology class and talking of the bible alot....i understand more and more why people are drawn to the stories of religion, as jeremiah, in his extrodanry experience, rings so familiar to me, much as the story of jesus, job, ruth does...its about living and being human

Main article: Jeremiah
The Prophet Jeremiah that the book describes was a priest from Anatot in the land of Benjamin, who lived in the last years of the Kingdom of Judah just prior to, during, and immediately after the siege of Jerusalem, culminating in the destruction of Solomon's Temple and the razing of the city by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

The book of Jeremiah depicts a remarkably introspective prophet, a prophet struggling with and often overwhelmed by the role into which he has been thrust. Jeremiah alternates efforts to warn the people with pleas for mercy until he is ordered to "pray no more for this people" -- and then sneaks in a few extra pleas between the lines. He engages in extensive performance art, walking about in the streets with a yoke about his neck and engaging in other efforts to attract attention. He is taunted, put in jail, at one point thrown in a pit to die. He is often bitter about his experience, and expresses the anger and frustration he feels. He is not depicted as a man of iron. And yet he continues.


Song of the day: by the waters of babylon- dwight armstrong

"by the waters of babylon, we laid down and wept for the zion"

5 comments:

Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Molly,

One of the jokes about the Major Prophets (so called for their volume of writing, not what they wrote) was the Issiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel were known as The Manic, The Depressive and The Psychotic.

B'shalom,

Jeff

prof said...

hello
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shalom

molly said...

smile, no hablo france....though i did check out your site, it wouldnt let me comment, but im glad you stopped by and said hello and i support your effort

Sorriah42 said...

How cool. He asked if you would please post information on his site. Is there a way to get a password so you can post there?

molly said...

i didnt get one...did you go to the guys site? its an interesting idea...i hope he checks back

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