Jeremiah’s 50-year prophetic career is astounding. He lived in an era when Judah experienced threats from Assyria, Egypt and Babylon. He ministered under the reigns of five kings of Judah. He saw both Assyria and Egypt defeated by a new superpower and became an exile during the Babylonian captivity. His work was contemporaneous with the prophets Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Daniel and Ezekiel.

Four centuries earlier, Solomon had erected shrines to false gods and idolatry had taken its toll on the nation. Sins included: apostasy, idolatry, moral depravity, and hypocrisy. Superficial reforms could not avert God’s judgment. Radical spiritual surgery was inevitable and Babylon was God’s instrument.

Jeremiah’s book divides itself into three parts. In the first 33 chapters, Judah is in focus and prophecies center on the impending fall of Jerusalem. In the next segment, surrounding nations are prophesied against during the fall of Jerusalem (Ch. 34-45). The final chapters center on prophecies regarding Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah had a “zero-tolerance” policy concerning the religious bigots of his day. He preached to princes, paupers, kings, servants and beggars. Jeremiah revealed the true character of the nation and as a result suffered great opposition. He was persecuted, ridiculed, cursed, betrayed, threatened, ignored, rejected, publicly humiliated, starved, beaten and imprisoned.

Conflict was the watchword of Jeremiah’s career. His own home town turns against him. A coalition of priests and false prophets charge him with blasphemy. He is branded as a traitor. People plan to kill him. He is put in the stocks. He is left to die in a muddy cistern. But through it all, Jeremiah never compromised. He continued to prophesy through times of great national and personal stress. The prophet was always faithful, but he was not always happy. Although he is tempted to give up his mission, he never does.

His messages are marked by a hatred of social injustices, idolatry and false prophecy. Jeremiah was a selfless man of faith, courage, and prayer. He was a heart-broken man with a heart-breaking message. He was willing to suffer for and with his people. He was gentle, meek, patient, compassionate, honest, and devoted to his ministry.

The personality of “the weeping prophet” did not match his task, for he was a timid person with bold words to share. He had great empathy for the people’s sufferings, but knew their wounds were self-inflicted. He is called to predict the downfall of his own nation and the divine imperative prompted him to preach a straightforward message. However, his speeches are sprinkled with the messianic hope of a better future. During the darkest days of Judah, the brightest star shining was Jeremiah.

This series of questions is designed to take the student on an inductive journey through the book of Jeremiah. This exercise will allow the student to read and interact with virtually every verse in this magnificent prophetical book. All questions and answers are based on the KJV and NKJV.

Jeremiah 01: Jeremiah’s Calling and God’s Promises
Jeremiah 02: Judah is the Cause of Her Own Calamities
Jeremiah 03: God’s Mercy on Judah’s Whoredom
Jeremiah 04: God Exhorts Judah to Repentance
Jeremiah 05: Judgments for Depravity, Adultery and Corruption
Jeremiah 06: Enemies Sent Against Judah as a Judgment
Jeremiah 07: Jeremiah Sent to Call Judah to Repentance
Jeremiah 08: The Calamities of the Jews and their Shameless Impenitency
Jeremiah 09: Jeremiah Bewails the People’s Sins & Coming Destruction
Jeremiah 10: The Disparity Between Jehovah and Idols
Jeremiah 11: Jeremiah Proclaims God’s Covenant
Jeremiah 12: Jeremiah Complains of the Prosperity of the Wicked
Jeremiah 13: Visual Aids of the Linen Girdle & the Wine Bottles
Jeremiah 14:  The Grievous Famine & the Lying Prophets
Jeremiah 15: Jeremiah Intercedes for the Jews
Jeremiah 16: The Ruin and Return of the Jews Foretold
Jeremiah 17: Trust in Man is Cursed and Trust in God is Blessed
Jeremiah 18: The Illustration of the Potter
Jeremiah 19: A Broken Vessel Illustrates the Desolation of the Jews
Jeremiah 20: Jeremiah Complains of Contempt and Treachery
Jeremiah 21: Zedekiah Inquires About the Coming Siege
Jeremiah 22: Jeremiah Exhorts the People to Repentance
Jeremiah 23: Prophecies of the Restoration of the Scattered Flock
Jeremiah 24: Fig Baskets Illustrate the Restoration from Captivity
Jeremiah 25: The Seventy-year Captivity Predicted
Jeremiah 26: Jeremiah’s Arrest, Trial, Arraignment & Acquittal
Jeremiah 27: Prophecies of the Subjugation of Neighboring Kings
Jeremiah 28: Hananiah’s False Prophecies and His Downfall
Jeremiah 29: Jeremiah’s Letter to the Captives in Babylon
Jeremiah 30: Predictions of the Jews’ Deliverance & Return
Jeremiah 31: Israel’s Restoration is Predicted and Publicized
Jeremiah 32: The Prophet is Imprisoned by Zedekiah
Jeremiah 33: Messiah is Prefigured as The Righteous Branch
Jeremiah 34: Jeremiah Predicts the Destruction of Jerusalem
Jeremiah 35: The Obedient Example of the Rechabites
Jeremiah 36: Jehoiakim Burns the Prophetic Scrolls
Jeremiah 37: Prophecies of the Chaldean’s Return & Victory
Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah Accused & Thrown in the Dungeon
Jeremiah 39: Jeremiah is Burned and the Jews Made Captives
Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah is Freed & Goes to Meet Gedaliah
Jeremiah 41: Ishmael Tracherously Kills Gedaliah
Jeremiah 42: Johanan Promises Obedience to Jehovah
Jeremiah 44: The Destruction of Egypt Foretold
Jeremiah 45: Jeremiah Instructs and Comforts Baruch
Jeremiah 46: Overthrow of Pharaoh & Conquest of Egypt Foretold
Jeremiah 47: The Destruction of the Philistines
Jeremiah 48: The Judgment & Restoration of Moab Foretold
Jeremiah 49: The Judgment of the Ammonites & Other Nations
Jeremiah 50: Babylon’s Judgment & Israel’s Redemption
Jeremiah 51: God’s Retributive Judgment Against Babylon
Jeremiah 52: Jerusalem is Besieged & the Jews Taken Captive