Chapter Outlines in Brief (17 August 2017, 25 Av, 5777)
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Chapter 1. Jeremiah was preodained from before his birth to be a Prophet. Enemy forces from the North are coming against Jerusalem. These forces are drawn from all the northern peoples. Jerusalem is being punished for its wickedness and idolatry.
Chapter 2. The early days of Israel are recalled when we were faithful unto the Almighty and received our land as an inheritance. Now we have sinned and may lose what the Almighty gave us. Israel and Judah are rebuked for placing credence in foreign nations and cultures such as those of Mitsrayim (Egypt or Russia) and Assyria.
Chapter 3. The Israelites committed Idolatry. The Lost Ten Tribes continued to worship false gods after being exiled and even became worse. They were divorced and suspended from being considered under the Mosaic Covenant. They were cut off, "Lost". Both Judah and Israel (the Ten Tribes) had their own separate tasks to fulfil. The Ten Tribes will have done what it was historically bound to and they (or a representative proportion of them) will be called from out of the North to return to Zion. Judah will go unto the Ten Tribes to bring them back.
Chapter 4. We are called upon to repent. The destruction of Judah by Babylon is described but terms used are reminsicent of modern warfare and indicate a future disaster. The Christian Israelites of Ephraim and Dan and all the others are also warned of coming tribulation.
Chapter 5. Both Israel and Judah are warned that punishment will come upon them because of their sexual immorality. They will be conquered, looted, and taken into Exile. Our religious leaders (Prophets) have mislead us. Wicked men especially amongst our leaders and wealthy classes have caused God to turn His face from us. Our elites have betrayed us and themselves.
Ch.6: All Peoples of the Earth shall come against Zion and Jerusalem. They have sinned in every way including through seeking "Peace Now" when there was no peace. A cruel nation from the North will be the most prominent enemy.
Ch.7: If we repent and act righteously the Temple will be re-established. We are called upon to visit Shiloh and contemplate the ruins of the Tabernacle that can still be seen. The citizens of Jerusalem worshipped idols including the "Queen of Heaven" for whom they made cakes. They offered up their children as human sacrifice in the Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem. Because of their sins they were to be punished.
Ch. 8: Israel must repent. TheTIME to Repent is NOW. The "Peace Now" Movement in Israel like its predecessor, "Peace in Our Time" in Britain are cursed by the Almighty. Dan (Scandinavia and Ireland) are condemned and so is Zion. Why is Gilead (the USA especially the West and South) not helping?
Ch. 9: Be honest, do not take the wife of another, avoid evil company; tell the truth and seek not the harm of your fellows. Jerusalem will be desolated because they did not keep the Law. They worshipped Baal and so did the Celts in the British Isles. God wants us to do good. Both Israelite and non-Israelite nations will be punished for their sins.
Ch. 10: The House of Israel is called upon to repent and return to the Almighty. Disaster will come upon the Cities of Judah. The heathen enemies of Jacob will later be punished for the harm they caused.
Ch.11: Dwelling in the Land of Israel is connected with Keeping the Law of Moses. Both "Judah" (the Jews) and "Israel" (the Ten Tribes") have sinned.
Ch. 12: Ecological disaster afflicts the birds and trees. Both Houses commit idolatry. Judah and Israel remain the BELOVED and CHOSEN even though all the nations of the earth are against them and even though the Almighty lets the nations afflict them. God will take Judah out of the nations. He will bring them back to the Promised Land. He will also bring back the Rest of Israel, every one to his land. Their enemies amongst the heathen will be punished. Israel is called upon to apply the same fervor they exhibited in worshipping idols towards serving the Almighty. If we so act, we will be blessed. The Almighty wants our return. HE wants our good.
Ch.13: Judah and Israel were created in order that they might cleave unto the Almighty and do HIS will. They have not done so. Prophecies applicable to Judah in the time of Jeremiah will later be applied to Israel! (13:11) Civil strife and war will occur.
We may not have much time left. Help Brit-Am while you can.
Ch. 14: Famine and disaster comes upon the land. The people have been mislead by False Prophets and are not really at fault. The sins of our forefathers are being visited upon us. We must repent. Israel represents the principle of Divine Providence in this world.
Ch. 15: Most Jews in Israel today basically faithful to the Law? US Civil War reflected Ephraim-Manasseh Rivalry? Need to take refuge in the Almighty.
Ch.16: The people around Jeremiah were to be expelled for not Keeping the Law of Moses. In the Last Days both "Judah" (the Jews) and "Israel" (the Ten Tribes") will return.
Ch. 17: We must trust in the Almighty. He who does not trust is accursed. The Hope of Israel is God. Rabbi Manasseh ben Israel and the Lost Ten Tribes. The Israelite inhabitants of Jerusalem must keep the Sabbath.
Ch.18: If we repent and do good God will have mercy upon us. The Almighty has proven Himself to us. Why should we leave Him? He is the source of all the good we have ever known. He will continue to succor us if we stay with HIM.
Ch. 19: Jeremiah warned the people to cease from sinning. He foretold disaster would come upon them due to their iniquity. There were some amongst the people who desired to do away with Jeremiah. They were practising child sacrifice similar to what abortionists do today.
Ch. 20: Jeremiah was a Prophet. He was bitter that it had fallen to his lot to prophesy about the disaster and destruction that would come upon his own people because of their sins.
Ch.21: Jerusalem will be delivered into the Hands of Nebuchadnessar King of Babylon.
Ch. 22: Judah is called upon to exercise social justice including workers rights. One of the reasons the Ten Tribes split away from Judah was because of dishonesty on the part of the ruling monarchs from the House of David. Prophecy is discussed. On a symbolic level these passages may well concern the US and Britain.
Ch.23: A righteous descendant of David will arise. Judah and ï¿½Israelï¿½ meaning the Lost Ten Tribes will be saved from whatever troubles and afflictions came upon them. The Ten Tribes will return. Their return will have been delayed and suffering have come upon them due to adultery and listening to false prophets.
Ch. 24: Jews who had been taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnessar would prosper and be blessed. Those who remained and rebelled against Babylon would meet disaster.
Ch.25: Judah is called upon to cease from Idolatry. All the nations of the earth have been delivered into the hands of Nebuchanessar king of Babylon. Disaster will come upn Jerusalem because of its sins.
Ch.26: The people of Jerusalem are called upon to repent. Shiloh and Ephraim are an example of the destruction that will come if the people do not repent. They are called upon to visit Shiloh and take heed. Jeremiah is brought to trial for incitement and almost put to death as happened to Uriyah the Prophet before him.
Ch.27: Alliances with foreign nations in opposition to Nebuchadnessar are counter-productive and against the will of the Almighty. They who claim in the name of their own "revelations" that the city will not be delivered into the hands of Nebuchadnessar are false prophets.
Ch.28: Jeremiah has a confrontation with a false prophet named HANANIAH THE SON OF AZUR THE PROPHET. Jeremiah says that one way a prophet can be tested is to see whether his Prophesies for "good" come true since anything said for "good" is irrevocable.
Ch.29: The Exiles in Babylon are told to pray for the welfare of the areas they live in. God wants our good. Seek the Almighty and you shall be answered. Judah will return at the appointed time. Adulterers and false prophets are condemned.
Ch.30: Israel and Judah will return. "David" will be made king of Israel. The Exiles from Western Europe etc will return. Israel and Judah will survive. God is with them and looks after them. The oppressors and persecutors of Judah will be severely punished. There will be a restoration of Judah and Israel and a rectification will be made. Judah will be indepedent once more and Israel will be recognized as also part of the People Chose, by the Almighty
Ch.31: The Almighty will be reconciled with Israel. The Lost Tribes who are "Notsrim" or Christians will return. Ephraim is the firstborn.North Country, coasts of the earth, Israel, Ephraim, and "Isles afar off", are all linked with the Chosen Peoples. There will be a restoration of Both Houses. Ephraim is the "AEGEL" [also propnounced as "Angle"] or bull-calf of the Almighty. The path of "megalithic" monuments (dolmens, etc) should be used to prove the Israelite Origins of the Lost Ten Tribes. A new heart, i.e. the will to keep the commandments and to understand them, will be given to both Judah and the Ten Tribes. This will happen in the future.
Ch. 32: Judah will repent and be Restored to his former possessions.
Ch.33: Everything was revealed to The Prophets. Every good thing prophesied will come to pass. Judah will return and so will Israel. Judah is to prepare the way for Israel. The Levites will always be available to perform sacrifices when the Temple is rebuilt. The seed of David will always rule over at least a portion of Israel. Descendants of David will be very numerous.
Ch.34: Jeremiah speaks to King Zedekiah concerning the prophesied fate of Judah and himself.
The people are called upon to do Social Justice and to free their Israelite Slaves.
Selective Migration is discussed.
Ch.35: The Rechabites did not drink alcohol or dwell in permanent settlements. They serve as an example of faithfulness to ancestral tradition. They will be rewarded. Indicatiosn are that they moved to Ireland alongside the Sons of Moses.
Ch. 36: Jeremiah calls upon Judah to repent. Denial of Prophecy can bring disaster.
Ch.37: Jerusalem was about to be destroyed and nothing could save it. Jeremiah asks where are the reassurers who predicted that Jerusalem would escape harm?
Ch.38: Jeremiah advices the people to give themsleves up to the Babylonians. Jeremiah is accused of treason and thrown in a dungeon-pit. Ebed-Melech (Slave of the King) the "Cushi" (Negro) saves the life of Jeremiah.
King Zedekiah of Judah in secret seeks counsel of Jeremiah but feels himself unable to accept his advice.
Ch.39: The Babylonians capture Jerusalem. They kill the sons of King Zedekiah in front him and then put out his eyes. Jeremiah intervenes on behalf of Ebed-Melech (Servant of the King) the Negro-Cushi who had saved his life.
Ch. 40: Most of the inhabitants of Jerusalem were exiled. A very small remnant including Jeremiah remained. They were ruled over by Gedaliah who was warned that there was a plot to assassinate him. Gedaliah refused to believe it.
Ch.41: Gedaliah the Judaean Representative of Babylon is assassinated. The remnant of the people fear Babylonian anger and set out to flee to Egypt. Amongst them were the daughters of King Zedekiah.
Ch.42: The fugitives of Judah ask advice of Jeremiah. Jeremiah says that if they stay in the Land then the Babylonians will have mercy on them. If however they flee to Egypt the sword, famine, and pestilence will pursue them.
Ch.43: The people do not listen to Jeremiah. They go down to Egypt taking Jeremiah, Baruch son of Neriah, and the daughters of King Zedekiah with them. They go to Tahpanes in Egypt otherwise known as Daphne.
Jeremiah prophesies that disaster will come upon the fugitives in Egypt.
There is a British Israelite reconstruction of Irish traditions concerning Tea Tephi, the "Eastern" princess who with "Simon Barac" (i.e. Baruch son of Neriah, student-disciple of Jeremiah) came to Ireland and married a Milesian Prince. From this union emerged the Royal Lines of the British Isles. Many believe that not only Baruch but also Jeremiah came to Ireland and that the "Eastern Princess" named Tea Tephi was a daughter of King Zedekiah descendant of King David.
Other say that this an incorrect rendering of the Irish sources and that they say nothing of the sought.
Ch. 44: Jeremiah prophecies that disaster will come upon Egypt and the Jews that have fled there. The Jews are condemned for worshipping idols and not keeping the Law. They reply that ever since they have ceased worshipping "the Queen of Heaven" bad luck has befallen them. Jeremiah says their bad luck is the result of idolatry. They will be punished and only a remnant saved.
Husbands are condemned for the deeds of their wives.
Ch.45: Jeremiah delivers a prophecy to Baruch who writes it down. Jeremiah speaks of the branch from the top of a cedar being plucked by an eagle and replanted in the city of merchants. This has been interpreted to refer to the Royal House of David which in the person of Princess Tea Tephi was to be replanted in the British Isles. There may be something tot his but itb does not necessarily mean that we need to accept "Tea tephi" as having really existed.
Ch.46: Jeremiah predicts that Pharaoh Necho with all the forces of Egypt and her African allies will wage war against Babylonia and be defeated.
Ch.47: The Philistines will be separated from their Phoenician allies (Tyre, Sidon) and be defeated.
Ch.48: Moab will be destroyed and its people exiled. In the latter Times the exiles of Moab will return.
Ch.49: The Amonites will be punished for taking over the former lands of Israel east of the Jordan. Amon will be exiled but return in the Last Days. Teman and Edom in general including Bosrah will be destroyed by the Chaldeans (Babylon) of Nebuchadnessar though in other prophecies the identities of Esau and Babylon intermerge. Elam will be punished.
Ch.50: Babylon will be destroyed by a group of nations from the North. The Israelites will return to CARMEL AND BASHAN, MOUNT EPHRAIM AND GILEAD meaning part of Turkey and Iraq, Syria, and Samaria. Judah and Israel will be forgiven their sins.
Ch.51: Israel is different from the other nations. Israel is the portion of the inheritance of the Almighy (51:19). Israel is the battle axe and weapons of war of God (51:20). Vengeance will be taken against Babylon for destroying Jerusalem and the Land of Judah.
Ch. 52: Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians and Temple Treasure looted. The sons of King Zedeiah were killed and his eyes blinded. King Jehoiacin (who previously had been king before Zedekiah but had been deposed by the Babylonians and brought to Babylon) is released from prison and treated favorably in the Babylonian Court.