Explore God: “Does Life Have a Purpose?”

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

When Jeremiah began his ministry as a prophet in 627 B.C., his nation was facing a political crisis. The people of Israel were facing the possibility of war against the Babylonians. Jeremiah preached a message of repentance to the people who lived in Jerusalem as the only way to avoid the prospect of war. By the time he finished his ministry, thousands of people who lived in Judah were taken into exile in Babylon. Their nation was devastated by the deportation of many of its prominent citizens. Those who were now living in a foreign land were desperate for survival; they believed that there was no hope for their desperate situation. Most people believed that they would never again return to their homeland. In their exile, the people were lamenting: “Our bones are dry, and our hope has vanished. We are completely destroyed” (Ezekiel 37:11).

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