Fresco by Michelangelo Buonarroti depicting the prophet Jeremiah. The painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Peter. Jeremiah, Hebrew prophet 7 – early 6th century BC e., the second of the four great biblical prophets. The sermons and sayings of Jeremiah, written by him and his companion Baruch, constitute the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lament of Jeremiah.
The non-canonical books include the Epistle of Jeremiah. The text of the Book of Jeremiah in the version of the Masorets and the Greek translation of the seventy interpreters differs considerably. As it is possible
He began to prophesy about 626 BC. er He had a chance to survive the persecution of the people, who did not believe his prophecies, the Babylonian captivity, after which he stayed in Jerusalem, ruled by the governor Gedole, a revolt against Gedaliah, after which the prophet found himself in Egypt with the fleeing rebels. The concept of the New Testament, which instead of the Old written on the tablets, will be written in the hearts of the people, appears in the Book of Jeremiah for the first time.