Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®

Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah was from a priestly family and received his call to prophecy when he was probably around twenty years old. He voiced God’s Word for some forty years, under Judean kings Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah. This period, the last part of the seventh and beginning of the sixth centuries bc,  was a bleak time in Hebrew history. During Jeremiah’s lifetime, the Assyrian Empire fell to Babylon, which then conquered Judah. Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Jewish elite of the city were exiled to Babylon.

Resources quoted in this issue

RR: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 4, Ezra, Nehemiah, Introduction to Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, Lamentations. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

Cit. 3: White, R. E. O. Evangelical Commentary on the Bible. Vol. 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1995.

Cit. 12: The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips copyright © 1960, 1972 J.B. Phillips. Administered by The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. Used by permission.

Cit. 18: Hill, Andrew E. Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2012.

Cit. 22: Murphy, Roland Edmund, and Elizabeth Huwiler. New International Biblical Commentary: New Testament Series. Vol. 10, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999.

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