Jeremiah

Jeremiah, a Hebrew prophet, born at Anathoth, a priestly city 3 m. N. of Jerusalem, where, after his removal thither, he spent as a prophet the greater part of his life, viz., from 629 to 588 B.C.; his prophecy was a lifelong protest against the iniquity and folly of his countrymen, and was conceived in bitter foreboding of the hopeless ruin they were bringing down upon their heads; his faithfulness offended friend and foe alike, and more than one plot was laid against his life, which was one of ever-deepening sadness and one long wail over the ruin of the country he so loved; he lived to see the issue of his prediction in the captivity of the people, though he did not go into captivity with them, the conqueror having allowed him to remain as he wished; he appears to have died in Egypt; he was the author of “Lamentations,” and it is thought of sundry of the Psalms. See Hebrew Prophecy.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Jena
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Jenner, Sir William
Jephthah
Jeremiad
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Jericho
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Jersey
Jersey City
Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Kingdom of
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