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Why was Jeremiah called the "weeping prophet"

Jeremiah is commonly known as the "weeping prophet," based on his wish to have a "fountain of tears" with which he might weep for the slain of his own people (9:1). It is this trait of deep empathy ...
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Why did the KJV translate Jeremiah 29:11 as "to give you an expected end"?

Several answers have pointed out that the KJV's word choice may be due to usage of archaic English. What has not been adequately explained, as far as I see, is why the KJV and, e.g., the ESV (cf. NASB)...
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How do those who believe the Son is not Almighty God interpret Revelation 2:23?

Who Is God? The title "God" is found about 100 times in Revelation. In most instances, nobody else is mentioned in the context so it is not immediately clear whether the title "God"...
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Did Prophet Jeremiah's soul pre-exist his conception in human form?

No, Jeremiah (and you and me) didn't have a soul until it was "formed in the womb" The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God CCC 366 It's pretty clear and ...
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Why the name Evil-merodach

The King James Version and the English Standard Version use the name Evil-merodach, as does the New Living Translation. Clearly, using lower-case m is not a typographical error! However, as to why ...
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Why the name Evil-merodach

Who is Evil-Merodach? In Jeremiah 52:31, we read the following: Now it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-...
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To the Calvinist, is Romans 9:21 potter story based on Jeremiah 18:4?

Paul writes of the potter making a vessel to dishonor and another to honor. This is more akin to making an ashtray (dishonor), and a wine flask (honor), than to "ugly" and "not ugly". It is true that,...
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In Jeremiah 12:7, who is the "Beloved of my Heart"?

Contra your assertion that "This Scripture portion is one of Jeremiah's confessions to the Lord", most conservative commentators interpret a switch in voice starting from verse 5 (The NIV even inserts ...
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Do the Jehovah's Witnesses believe the new covenant is for gentiles?

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the New Covenant is open to Gentiles. However, they believe that only 144,000 persons since the time of Jesus can be sealed and anointed by Jehovah’s spirit, ...
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How do those who believe the Son is not Almighty God interpret Revelation 2:23?

Rom 16:27... to God, who alone is wise, be the glory through Jesus. (Does that mean anyone who is wise is GOD?) No. Ps 19:7 The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise....
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How to reconcile God telling Jeremiah to preach to people that won't listen while also saying not to cast your pearls before swine

TL;DR -- Context lets them coexist without contradiction. The longer version: God's word to Jeremiah in the first passage represented specific instructions for a specific mission. At the base level ...
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Who is the object of the New Covenant and what are it's terms?

1. The Covenants of Men When an agreement was reached about wages of a penny a day, Matthew 20:13, the word used is συμθονεο, sumphoneo (sun, together, and phoneo to speak strongly). The same word is ...
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Jeremiah's seventy years

The Hebrew calendar is actually a luni-solar one (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar). It is based not only on the moon, but also by the sun. The reason is the moon revolves slower around ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jeremiah and John the Baptist being born without original sin?

Is there a biblical basis for believing that the Prophet Jeremiah and St. John the Baptist were born without original sin? Some Catholics do believe that the Prophet Jeremiah and St. John the Baptist ...
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How do those who deny the Deity of Jesus Christ reconcile this view with Jeremiah 17:10 and Revelation 2:23?

Please answer this simple question: who is it that Jeremiah addresses as the one that sees the hearts of men and Himself tries the reins and hearts? Who does the Old Testament repeatedly identify as ...
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How do those who deny the Deity of Jesus Christ reconcile this view with Jeremiah 17:10 and Revelation 2:23?

All the quoted Bible verses in the original question to compare to Revelation 2:23 were taken from the Old Testament, where evidently, God had not yet exalted his servant Jesus (Isaiah 11:2-3; 42:1; ...
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Jeremiah 23:6 - “The LORD Our Righteousness” or “The LORD shall call him “Our Righteousness””?

The matter is understood and completed! Here is a link to a picture from the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing the end of Jeremiah 33:16, where it says יהוה צד (It’s not completed) without the separating ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jeremiah and John the Baptist being born without original sin?

Addressing the objection that only the Blessed Virgin was sanctified in the womb, St. Thomas Aquinas says that (Summa Theologica III q. 27 a. 6 ad 1) The blessed Virgin, who was chosen by God to be ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jeremiah and John the Baptist being born without original sin?

While I have never heard this doctrine before, I assume the biblical origins of it are for John the Baptist: Luke 1:15 - he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb And ...
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How to reconcile God telling Jeremiah to preach to people that won't listen while also saying not to cast your pearls before swine

Jeremiah was about 17 years of age when the Lord commissioned him to be a prophet: “I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). This commission was to last for 40 years. The purpose ...
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Do messianic Jews claim to be the beneficiaries of the new covenant now?

I knew a Messianic Rabbi years ago, he and his congregation definitely accepted the New Covenant and the same goes for others I have since met online. (Meaning they accepted Christ as Savior, ...
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Is there any denomination which teaches that God never commanded burnt offerings and sacrifice to Israel?

No, not really. The closest we get is the Marcionites, a Gnostic sect who rejected the Old Testament and believed the God of the Israelites was a different and inferior god to the god of the New ...
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Jeremiah's seventy years

The prophecy of Jeremiah’s 70 years has two aspects, but unfortunately, commentators conflate them with each other. A few years after the Assyrian Empire collapsed, he made his extraordinary ...
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According to Catholics, what is the law placed within the Israelite in the New Covenant?

Here's what the Catholic Haydock Commentary says about those verses: Ver. 31. Covenant. That made with the captives was not such. Their covenant is grown old, and at an end, as St. Paul shews, ...
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Did Jeremiah lie in Jeremiah 38:27

The short answer is "yes." The bigger, more important question is: "Was it WRONG?" Like many times, this can only be addressed on a case-by-case basis (and with full information). Additionally, though ...
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