Historical info of Jeremiah's day?

damon at redshift.com damon at redshift.com
Thu Feb 8 20:59:55 EST 2001


You wrote:  

>> I think its pretty clear that Jeremiah made prophecies/predictions
>> about the future of Judah based on his understanding of the covenant.
>> It seems a consistent part of his preaching right through the whole
>> of his life. It seems easier to beleive that Jeremiah really preached
>> that Judah was doomed than to beleive the whole person and ministry
>> of Jeremiah was created after the fall of Jerusalem.
>
>I wasn't going to get into this one, but Bill's point should be valid
>even from the most unbelieving (or liberal, or skeptical, or whatever the
>correct term is) perspectives. Jeremiah's personal sincerity in 
>opposition to false prophets of his day, combined with the known history 
>of the times (e.g. Lachish Letters and even the similar Hebrew of the 
>period) make a strong case for the integrity of his prophecies. And i 
>don't think many would want to appeal to "unfulfilled prophecy" here!

Do you have any more details on this "known history"?  What are the 
Lachish letters?

Thanks...

Damon Casale, damon at WRONG.redshift.com (remove the obvious)
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