After reading Jeremiah 26-31, answer the following questions in essay form

1) How could Jeremiah’s message of submission to Babylon be understood as “treasonous” to Israel?

2) Describe the conflict between Hananiah and Jeremiah. How could the people listening know who is correct?

3) How does Jeremiah instruct the exiles to live their lives in the letter he writes to them? (Jeremiah 29)

4) Jeremiah’s letter to the exile (ch. 29) includes a very famous verse from scripture. You may have seen it on a wall print or an instagram post: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to give you hope and a future. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” Within the context of Jeremiah’s letter, what does this mean for the exiles? Does it mean that they will not have hardship or suffering?

5) Jeremiah 29:11 is a verse often quoted at graduation ceremonies or told to people who are going through a hard time. Is this verse a promise of an easy life? What might mean instead?


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