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Jeremiah .

Hebrew: ירמיהו ., Italian: Geremia ., Estonian: Prohvet Jeremia .
Birthplace: Libnah
Death: Died in Memphis, Egypt
Immediate Family:

Son of Hilkiya ., High Priest and (Female) Unknown
Husband of (No Name)
Father of Hammutal .; Josiah bar Jeremiah and Jaazaniah
Brother of Shaphan .
Half brother of Azariah, IV

Occupation: Prophet
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About Jeremiah the Prophet

Jeremiah had no wife and no children at all! That Jeremiah from Libna was differend Jeremiah.

Jeremiah the Prophet - Wiki

Jeremiah was born about 457 BCE in the city of Libna. Libna is situated in the south of Judah & in the district of Eleutheropolis. It is probably the Libnah in the neighborhood of which the Israelites encamped. Died about 496 BC. Now Tell Defenneh (Suez Canal). He met a martyr's death being stoned to death by the Jews, who resented his faithful reproofs.

Various Talmudic references to him add the following information (not necessarily factual):

  • Yoma 69b
    • Use of language of "HaNora" in Prayer:
  • Baba Kama 16b:
    • He was suspected of adultery or of being with a prostitute.
    • Prayed that G-d not allow his accusers to be rewarded for their attempted good deeds.
  • Moed Katan:
    • 26a - King Yehoyakim challenging, and then burning, the Book of "Eichah" when Jeremiah sent it to him as a warning:
    • 28b - Saved by Tzidkiyah from clay pits
  • Megillah 14b
    • Jeremiah was related to the prophetess, Chuldah.
    • Yoshiyah's choice of Chuldah over Jeremiah .
    • Jeremiah 's trip across the Sabation River to try bringing back the 10 Tribes.
  • Makkot 24a
    • Moses prophesied that the Jews would not find rest in exile; Jeremiah came along and said, "Gd will provide them with rest in their exile".
  • Eruvin 21a-b
    • Jeremiah's prophecy of two pots filled with figs, representing the perfectly good and the perfectly bad, and the hope which remains for those who are perfectly bad.

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Jeremiah the Prophet's Timeline

Age 8
Age 68
Memphis, Egypt