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How much do you know about the prophet Jeremiah? If you’re like the average person, you don’t know much, even though the Book of Jeremiah is the longest book in the entire Bible. Although there is much to learn from Jeremiah, we sometimes don’t study his life as carefully as we should.
But for Latter-day Saints, Jeremiah is one of the Old Testament books we should study the most! Lehi and Nephi lived in the time of Jeremiah, and the events that are described in Jeremiah set the stage for the Book of Mormon. The Book of Jeremiah is worth your sustained attention!
The purpose of this page is to give you a few resources for understanding Jeremiah.
First, you might enjoy this overview video I made of the storyline of Jeremiah and lessons we can learn from his life.
Second, try watching the full-length movie, “Jeremiah.” It stars Patrick Dempsey, who does a great job portraying Jeremiah. It’s not 100% scriptural, but it does include many scenes from the Book of Jeremiah and will help make them come alive for you!
Part of the challenge with the book of Jeremiah is that chapters are not in chronological order, making it more difficult to understand. Although it’s impossible to put the chapters in exact chronological order, try studying Jeremiah according to the chapter chronology suggested here.
Try reading Jeremiah using the New Living Translation. This version is written at a 6th grade reading level, which can be helpful when we’re approaching a complicated text for the first time.
Contact me and tell me your favorite parts of Jeremiah!