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by Micha F. Lindemans
The second of the greater prophets, son of Hilkiah. His prophecies cover reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah (628-586 BCE) and constitute the 24th book of the Old Testament. His prophecies are noted for boldness and beauty, and chiefly denunciative of Judah and her policy. He lived until the reign of Merodach, son of Nebuchadrezzar, and must have been about 90 years at that time. There is no exact record of his death.

There are seven others in the Old Testament bearing the same name: 2 Kings 23:31; 1 Chronicles 12:4-13, 5:24; Nehemiah 10:2, 12:1,12,34; Jeremiah 35:3.

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