Jeremiah was a prophet to the southern kingdom of Judah who wrote the book of Jeremiah. His name means “exaltation of the Lord.” Below is a basic chronology of his 40+ year ministry.
|BC 640||Josiah becomes king of Judah at age 8- the last godly king||2 Chronicles 34:1|
|628||Josiah begins to purge Judah of idols in his 12th year||2 Chronicles 34:3|
|627||The Lord first speaks to Jeremiah in 13th year of Josiah.||Jeremiah 1:1|
|622||Book of the Law found in House of God||2 Chronicles 34:8,14|
|612||Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, is sacked|
|609||King Josiah killed at Megiddo by Neco of Egypt
Jehoahaz king for 3 months
Jehoiakim made king by Pharah Neco
|2 Chronicles 35:20-25
2 Chronicles 36:1-3
2 Chronicles 36:4
|605||Battle of Carchemish Nebuchadnezzar defeats Egypt & Assyria
1st deportation of Jews to Babylon – Daniel in this group
|604||Jeremiah’s scroll read to Jehoiakim and burnt||Jeremiah 36|
|601||Jehoiakim rebels against Babylon||2 Kings 24:1|
|598||2nd deportation; Babylonian invasion takes Jerusalem, deports Ezekiel & 10,000; Zedekiah replaces Jehoiachin||2 Kings 24:12-17
2 Chronicles 36:6
|593||Zedekiah summoned to Babylon||Jeremiah 51:59|
|588||Fall of Jerusalem.
Gedaliah appointed governor of Judah.
Gedaliah assissinated by Ishael
Refuges flee to Egypt, taking Jeremiah with them
3rd deportation to Babylon
|561||Jehoiachin released from prison||Jeremiah 52:31-34|
|539/8||Babylon falls to the Medes and Persians
Cyrus the Persian liberates the captives
Part of the series: Questions Jeremiah Answered
Study Resources: Jeremiah Resources
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