Author: Jeremiah (1:1), with the assistance of Baruch, a scribe (36:4).
Date: Approximately 585 BC.
In Ten Words or Less: After years of sinful behavior, Judah will be punished.
Details: Called to the ministry as a boy (1:6), Jeremiah prophesies bad news to Judah: “Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the Lord” (5:15). Jeremiah is mocked for his prophecies, occasionally beaten, and imprisoned in a muddy well (Chapter 38). But his words come true with the Babylonian invasion of Chapter 52.
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.