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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Jeremiah: Inscription

1. The Inscription. Who was Jeremiah? He dictated his Prophecies to Baruch.



This book is called ירמיה/Jeremiah, which signifies the loftiness of the Lord, or ירם יהוה, let the Lord be lifted up: with the inscription sought from the Author himself, Jeremiah, who בֶּן־חִלְקִיָּ֑הוּ מִן־הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בַּעֲנָת֔וֹת בְּאֶ֖רֶץ בִּנְיָמִֽן, was the son of Hilkiah (whether he was the one that found the law of the Lord under Josiah, 2 Kings 22:8, is sufficiently uncertain), of the priests that were in Anathoth (three miles distant from the city), in the tribe of Benjamin, Jeremiah 1:1. Jeremiah, being עָצוּר, shut up, in prison, dictated those Prophecies to Baruch, the son of Neriah, to be committed to writing, Jeremiah 36:1-8, 32. From what priestly family he was, is not evident. Indeed, Abiathar had a field in Anathoth, 1 Kings 2:26; Joshua 21:18, 19.

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