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The Prophet Jeremiah as depicted on the Sistene Chapel Agape Bible Study
The Book of Jeremiah

Of all the prophets, it is Jeremiah who gives us the fullest revelation of his own passionate character in recounting the story of his prophetic ministry. His mission is to foretell the conquest of the nation of Judah, the destruction of Jerusalem and its glorious Temple, and the exile of his people into Babylon. However, Jeremiah is not merely a transmitter of these tragic events. He lives, loves, weeps, and suffers in delivering Yahweh's prophecies of destruction, but he also experiences the joy in foretelling the hopeful message of his people's future return, spiritual renewal, and restoration of covenant fellowship with Israel's Almighty God.
References for the course are found in the Course Bibliography. The Lesson for the week will be posted on Tuesday before each class date.

Lesson Number Date Description Handouts
Lesson 1 September 7, 2016 Introduction
Part I: Oracles Against Judah and Jerusalem
Chapter 1: The Title and Prophetic Mission
Handouts
Lesson 2 September 14, 2016 Part II: The Oracles of Condemnation
Lesson 2: Chapters 2:1-3:13
The Infidelity of Israel and the Indictment for Breach of Covenant
Handouts
Lesson 3 September 21, 2016 Lesson 3
Part II: Oracles Against Judah and Jerusalem
Chapters 3:14-4:31
The Promise of the New Zion in the Messianic Age
and the Warning of Invasion from the North

Handouts
Lesson 4 September 28, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
Chapters 5-6
Warnings to Prepare for the Invasion
Handouts
Lesson 5 October 5, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 7-8:
Jeremiah's Final Appeal and
The Harvest is Over
Handouts
Lesson 6 October 12, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 9-10
The Moral Corruption of the Southern Kingdom
Idols of the Nations and the True God
Handouts
Lesson 7 October 19, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 11-13: The Curse-Judgments of Covenant Failure
and
The Linen Waistcloth Object Lesson and the Smashed Jugs
Handouts
Lesson 8 October 26, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 13:15-15:4
A Final Warning of the Coming Exile
Handouts
Lesson 9 November 2, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Jeremiah's Spiritual Crisis and Prophetic Renewal
Chapters 15:5-16:21
Handouts
Lesson 10 November 9, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(the Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 17-19
Judah's Indelible Sins, Jeremiah's Third Confession, and Two More Object Lessons
Handouts
Lesson 11 November 16, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(The Oracles of Condemnation)
Chapters 20-23
Persecution, Lament, and the King Oracles
Handouts
No Class November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving  
Lesson 12 November 30, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(Oracles in the Last Year of Jerusalem)
Chapters 23-25
The Oracles Against False Prophets,
The Sixth Object Lesson, and
Babylon: the Scourge of Yahweh
Handouts
Lesson 13 December 7, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(Oracles in the Last Year of Jerusalem)
Chapters 25-28
The Vision of the Cup of God Wrath, Jeremiah's Arrest and Trial, and
The Message of Submission to Babylon
Handouts
Lesson 14 December 14, 2016 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(Oracles in the Last Year of Jerusalem)
Chapters 29-31
Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles and
The Book of Consolation
Handouts
No Class December 21, 2016 Christmas Week  
No Class December 28, 2016 New Years Week  
Lesson 15 January 4, 2017 Part I: Oracles Against Jerusalem and Judah
(Oracles in the Last Years of Jerusalem) and
Babylon Conquers Jerusalem
Chapter 31
The Book of Consolation Continued: The New Covenant
and the Forgiveness of All Sins
Handouts
Lesson 16 January 11, 2017 Part 1: Oracles to Judah and Jerusalem
(Babylon Conquers Judah and Jerusalem)
Chapters 32-33
Additions to the Book of Consolation:
The Eternal Covenant and the Branch of David
Handouts
Lesson 17 January 18, 2017 Part 1: Oracles to Judah and Jerusalem
(Babylon Conquers Judah and Jerusalem)
Chapters 34-36
The Broken Covenant
The Example of the Rechabites
The Destruction of the Book of Jeremiah
Handouts
Lesson 18 January 25, 2017 Part I: Oracles Against Judah and Jerusalem
(The Last Oracles and the Fall of Jerusalem)
Chapters 37-39
The Sufferings of Jeremiah and the Babylonians Conquer Jerusalem
Handouts
Lesson 19 February 1, 2017 Part I: Babylon Conquers Judah and Jerusalem
The Assassination of Governor Gedaliah
The Judaean Remnant's Flight to Egypt
Handouts
Lesson 20 February 8, 2017 Part I Conclusion:
Oracles to Judah and Jerusalem
Chapters 43:8-45:5
The Last Oracles to the Exiles in Egypt
A Prophecy of Comfort for Baruch
Handouts
Lesson 21 February 15, 2017 Part II: The Prophecies Against the Nations
Chapters 46:1-49:22
Handouts
Lesson 22 February 22, 2017    
No Calss March 1, 2017 Ash Wednesday  
Lesson 23 March 8, 2017    
Lesson 24 March 15, 2017    
Lesson 25 March 22, 2017    
Lesson 26 March 29, 2017    

 

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