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What stands out about the book of Jeremiah

Discussion in 'Bibliology DIR' started by whirlingmerc, Feb 2, 2017.

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    whirlingmerc Well-Known Member

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    Jeremiah is a complex and long book with many lessons. Any favorites?

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    Jeremiah 25 explaining the Abomination of Desolation. :innocent:
     
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    It is a book that I would like to study more. It was written during an extremely dark time for the Hebrew people during the last years of the Kings of Judea before it would fall to the Babylonians and King Solomon's temple be destroyed.

    There is an interesting reference to the New Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-34. An initial study could lead one to believe this was referring to the New Covenant brought by Christ. However on deeper reflection verses 31:33-34 have not been fulfilled. Therefore it actually refers to both Christ and his Return.

    Biblical prophecy is a difficult area. Much of prophecy including the book of revelation continues to challenge us and remind us that there is still much to learn.

    How do you feel connected to the OT book?
     
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    Here we go again.

    Jeremiah 25:11
    "And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years."

    70 years, the destruction of the temple, and desolation

    Very similar to the year 70 AD, the destruction of the temple, and the desolation for the Jewish people.

    And then it all ties in with Daniel 9:24-27 where the time between the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the anointed one (Christ) being cut off is seven times seventy years (490 years). These verses also refer the abomination of desolations.

    These connections for me, are the clearest proofs of Christ being the prophesised Messiah. Further unlocking of the mysteries of these verses assists greatly with understanding other prophecies, for example the 1260. 1290, 1335 and 2300.:)

    Seventy weeks (490) in Daniel 9:24-27

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    Destruction of the first temple (Jeremiah 25:1-14)... A curse to go out throughout the nations (Jeremiah 25:15-28)... The second temple destruction, and the Abomination of Desolation (Jeremiah 25:29-38).

    Destruction of the first temple (Daniel 9:1-24)... Building of the second temple (Daniel 9:25)... The second temple destruction, and the Abomination of Desolation (Daniel 9:26-27).

    Could do this with multiple prophetic texts, and show how it fits together. :innocent:
     
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    Jer 29:11 - I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
     
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    Its got prophesies about Elam, Edom and Tyre which people keep trying to apply to modern countries. This book is seriously overused and complicated. Its complex, long and overused by the wrong people. Observe: "The word of the LORD came to me: 'What do you see, Jeremiah?' 'I see the branch of an almond tree,' I replied. The LORD said to me, 'You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.'" (Jeremiah 1:11-12) For many years that verse did not make sense to me. It was a verse that could not be translated, but my mind desired a meaning. We seek meaning, so this passage which cannot be translated conveys misleading information. The Hebrew for Almond sounds a little like the Hebrew for Watching. I cannot use that information for anything unless I start making guesses. Suddenly I feel this allusion to almond wood is a threat to discipline, like a father threatening to spank. Its neither here nor there, just whatever pops into your head.
     
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