THE textbook year in which Yirmeyahu the prophet was born is 650 BC. Not that the year itself matters, mind you. The understanding is that he was the whereabouts of 2 years old when Yahu’ash was born in 648. 10 when he was made king. My entire point is that they were contemporaries of each other, as were Yahudah’s final few kings to follow. Yirmeyahu wouldn’t be called into the ministry for another several years, probably right about the time when Yahu’ash cut a covenant for the second time. His quest was a peculiar one too. He tells us what it is in his opening chapter.
5 Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:5 [Cepher]
I can’t even begin to tell you how many instances I’ve read that passage only to get hung up on his being known by Yahuah in the womb. Nothing wrong in that, it’s just… Keep reading to the end. He wasn’t simply called to be a prophet to the kingdom of Yahudah. No, it doesn’t say ‘nation’. It says ‘nations.’ Plural. Well, that’s strange. Yashar’el had already been uprooted from the land by then. The Assyrians hauled Yashar’el out of there in 722 BC if you must know. Nobody who experienced that event was likely living. Only one nation remained. So then, who is the other nation, and if there is more than one, then how many?
9 Then Yahuah put forth his hand and touched my mouth. And Yahuah said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:9-10 [Cepher]
Jump ahead a few verses and it happens again. Yahuah says Yirmeyahu is set over the nations, plural, and over the kingdoms, plural. So, which kingdoms are we talking about, Babylon and Nineveh and whatever else was going on in China? Obviously not. None of those kingdoms were rooted out, pulled down, nor destroyed during his lifetime, and he certainly didn’t have a part in building or planting them. Only Yahudah was rooted out during his lifetime. That’s one nation. Where is the other nation or nations that he was intended to plant? Don’t worry. I will fill you in on the details.
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