Jeremiah, yir-m’-YA-hu, יִרְמְיָהוּ
Jeremiah (Wikipedia)
This article is about the prophet. For other uses, see Jeremiah (disambiguation).
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Jeremiah, as depicted by Michelangelo from the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Born Anathoth
Occupation Prophet
Children none
Parent(s) Hilkiah

Jeremiah (/ɛrˈm.ə/;Hebrew: יִרְמְיָהוּ, Modern: Yirmeyahu  [jiʁmeˈjahu], Tiberian: Yirmĭyāhū; Greek: Ἰερεμίας; Arabic: إرميا‎‎ Irmiyā meaning "Yah Exalts"), also called the "Weeping prophet", was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament). According to religious tradition, Jeremiah authored the Book of Jeremiah, the Books of Kings and the Book of Lamentations, with the assistance and under the editorship of Baruch ben Neriah, his scribe and disciple.

Greater detail is known about Jeremiah's life than for that of any other prophet. However, no biography of him can be written, as there are few facts available.

Judaism considers the Book of Jeremiah part of its canon, and regards Jeremiah as the second of the major prophets. Christianity also regards Jeremiah as a prophet and he is quoted in the New Testament.Islam also considers Jeremiah a prophet, and his narrative is given in Islamic tradition.

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