Religious Studies 2EE3
October 25, 2013
The call narration is authentic to him –very personal – ‘God called him and knew him from the womb’
There is a parallel between Jeremiah and Moses. Jeremiah dies in Egypt and doesn’t end up in Babylon
with the exiles; Moses comes out of Egypt and dies in the wilderness and does not make it into the
Amos and Jeremiah have visions were God asks them what they see.
Jeremiah and the almond tree vision – ambiguity because don’t know if God is watching over the people
for their good or for their bad.
There is a progression in how these visions are developing from Amos to Daniel. The complexity
increases from Amos to Daniel.
Second Jeremiah vision – boiling pot coming out from the North – Babylon takes over Assyria and
marches down from the North to take Judah.
There are mainly oracles of judgement in Jeremiah.
Imagery in Jeremiah:
a) Image of the unfaithful bride (Judah and idolatry), same kind of marriage image like in Hosea.
b) Image of cistern (chapter 2)
Temple Sermon of Jeremiah (Jer 26:6-)
Jeremiah says that God says Jerusalem (and the temple) will be made like Shiloh. Why is this a big deal?
Shiloh was where Samuel was placed at. It was a sacred place that the Ark of the Covenant dwelled in
for a while but then it was destroyed. So God is saying that he could destroy Jerusalem, the holy city, His
temple and dwelling place. This is why the priests and the people said Jere