As you record your impressions, think about how the principles in Jeremiah and Lamentations relate to other things you have learned in the Old Testament.
Jeremiah 30: In the last days, Judah and Israel will be gathered to their own lands—David, their king (the Messiah), will reign over them.
Jeremiah 31: In the last days, Israel will be gathered—The Lord declares that Ephraim has the birthright as the firstborn—The Lord will make a new covenant with Israel, to be inscribed in the heart—Then all Israel will know the Lord.
Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah is imprisoned by Zedekiah—The prophet purchases land to symbolize the return of Israel to their land—The Lord will gather Israel and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Jeremiah 33: Judah and Israel will be gathered—The Branch of Righteousness (the Messiah) is promised—The Seed of David (the Messiah) will reign forever.
Jeremiah 36: Baruch writes the prophecies of Jeremiah and reads them in the house of the Lord—Jehoiakim, the king, burns the book, and judgment comes upon him—Jeremiah dictates the prophecies again and adds many more.
Lamentations 1: Jeremiah laments the miserable condition of Jerusalem—Jerusalem herself complains of her deep sorrow.
Lamentations 3: Jeremiah, speaking for Judah, laments the calamity but trusts in the Lord and prays for deliverance.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75.
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 139: Jeremiah 30–41
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 140: Jeremiah 42–52; Lamentations
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 27: Day 3, Jeremiah 7–29
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 27: Day 4, Jeremiah 30–33
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 28: Day 1, Jeremiah 34–41
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 28: Day 2, Jeremiah 42–52
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 28: Day 3, Lamentations
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: The Babylonian Captivity (Jeremiah 20–22; 24–29; 32; 34–45; 52; :Lamentations
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: Prophecies of a Latter-day Gathering(Jeremiah 23; 30–31; 33; 46–51; Obadiah)
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- “I Will Write It in Their Hearts.” Jeremiah 16; 23; 39; 31, Taylor Halverson, 31, 2014
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 42, “I Will Write It in Their Hearts”, Administration, 12, 2014
- Light and Perspective: Essays from the Mormon Theology Seminar on 1 Nephi 1 and Jacob 7, Kevin Christensen, January 11, 2019
Resources on Other Sites
- Why Did Moroni Conclude His Father’s Record with 22 Commands?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #234, November 18, 2016
- Before Jeremiah Was: Divine Election in the Ancient Near East, Dana M. Pike, in A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Matthews, 33–59
- History and Jeremiah’s Crisis of Faith, S. Kent Brown, in Isaiah and the Prophets: Inspired Voices from the Old Testament, 105–18
- Jeremiah, Bible Dictionary
- Jeremiah and the New Paradigm of the Gathering, Roy L. Huntington, Religious Educator 9, no. 2 (2008): 83–90
- Jeremiah, Prophecies of, by William J. Adams Jr., Encyclopedia of Mormonism
- Lamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of Bondage, by Quentin L. Cook, October 2013 General Conference
- Prophets and Kings in Lehi’s Jerusalem and Margaret Barker’s Temple Theology, by Kevin Christensen, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture,Volume 4, no. 1
- The Trials of Jesus and Jeremiah, by Bernard S. Jackson, BYU Studies, Volume 32, no. 4