Book Outline & Menu of Notes
- Key & Guide to Notes
- NOTE: In the following outline, where chapter numbers are shown in italics, they are included in the link for the preceding chapter(s).
- An overview of the book: Introduction to Jeremiah
- Book One, ch. 1-20
- I. Call of the Prophet during the reign of Josiah (ch. 1)
- II. Prophecies to Judah & Jerusalem prior to Zedekiah's reign (2-20)
- A. Public Sermons (3 messages)--
- Delivered during the 5 years prior to discovery of the book the Law. (ch. 2-6)
- Delivered during the cleansing of the Temple. (ch. 7-10)
- Twofold Condemnation of Judah for Unfaithfulness (2:1-3:5):
- They Rejected Jehovah.
- They Reared their own gods.
- Charge of Backsliding during the reign of Josiah (3:6- ch.6):
- A call for Repentance (3:6-4:4)
- A preview of coming Judgment (4:5- ch. 6)
- Warning delivered in Gate of the Lord's House:
False Religion leads to Destruction (7-10)
- B. Discourses from Personal Experience (7 messages)--
- Delivered after the discovery of the book of the Law.
- Israel disobeyed God's Covenant made in the wilderness:
Their Land will be made desolate. (11,12)
- Parable in Action - The Linen Girdle:
Judah's Pride will be brought to naught at the Euphrates. (13)
- Drought & Famine foreshadow the coming Judgment:
God's Word sustains the few who feed upon it. (14,15)
- Jeremiah forbidden to Marry, Mourn or Feast (16:1-17:18):
- Soon, sorrows, without consolation, must end Judah's joy, because they follow their own evil heart.
- There is Hope only in the Lord, who alone can Heal the heart.
- Message in the Gate of commerce (17:19-27):
Remember the Sabbath. (A test of heart inclination.)
- Lessons at the Potter's house (18,19):
- The Lord is able to remake a people who yield to Him.
- The Lord will break those who refuse to yield to Him.
- Jeremiah's first Persecution (20):
Could not quench the fire of God's Word within him.
- Book Two, ch. 21-44
- III. Prophecies during the reign of Zedekiah (ch.21-29)
- Answer to Zedekiah regarding Nebuchadnezzar:
Captivity is unavoidable, apart from true repentance...
- As illustrated by the judgment upon the three preceding kings. (21-22)
- As illuminated by the future coming of The Righteous Branch in contrast to the present False Shepherds. (23)
- As revealed in the Vision of Two Baskets of Figs (24):
- The Lord discerns between the captives.
- He will restore the Good, but not the Bad.
- Zedekiah is among the Bad.
- Sentence of Judgment upon Judah and the nations (25):
- Revelation of Judah's 70 Years of Captivity:
Because they would not turn to Him or heed His Word, they would not return until His Word was accomplished.
- Resolution of the Lord's controversy with the nations.
- Message in the Temple Court (26):
- Sign of the Yokes (27,28):
- Conflict with the False Prophets in Jerusalem
- Message to First group of Captives re: duration of captivity (29):
- Conflict with the False Prophets already in exile.
- IV. Prophecies re: Future of the 12 Tribes and Judah's near captivity (ch. 30-39)
(Messages delivered during the Final Siege of Jerusalem.)
- The coming Great Tribulation: the Time of Jacob's Trouble
- But he shall be saved out of it. (30)
- The coming Restoration & Renewal of Israel & Judah:
- "Behold, the days come that I Will . . . " (31)
- The future Restoration is Certain,
- as illustrated by Jeremiah's Purchase of Hanameel's Field. (32)
- The future Restoration is Secured, by God's Covenants
- to be fulfilled in the Person of David's Righteous Branch. (33)
- God's Word to Zedekiah (34):
- Zedekiah's Captivity Foretold and described
- The certainty of God's Word, illustrated by...
- The people forsake Zedekiah's Covenant,
- just as they had forsaken their Covenant with God. (34)
- The Rechabites obey the word of their forefathers,
- while Judah disregards the Word of God. (35)
- Jehoiakim Destroyed the written Word of God,
- and suffered the consequences (36)
- Jeremiah Imprisoned (37,38):
- Responds to Zedekiah's request for prayer.
- Counsels Zedekiah concerning God's Will (twice).
- Judah Goes into Captivity, Jeremiah is Released from Prison. (39)
- V. Prophecies to the Remnant after the Destruction of Jerusalem...
- While they remained in the Land. (40-43:7)
- After they removed to Egypt. (43:8- 44:30)
- Appendices, ch. 45-52
- VI. Message to Baruch (45)
- VII. Messages to the Nations:
- To Egypt (46)
- To Philistia (47)
- To Moab (48)
- To Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedor, Hazor, and Elam (49)
- To Babylon (50,51)
- VIII. The Destruction of Jerusalem, in retrospect,
and in specific Fulfillment of Prophecy (52):
- The fate of Zedekiah
- The fate of the City
- The fate of the Temple
- The fate of certain people
- The fate of the exiles
- The fate of Jehoiachin
- Note: The above outline reflects elements from an outline suggested by:
- Jeremiah, transcribed notes from Thru the Bible Radio, J.V.McGee, Thru the Bible Books, 1978
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