Jeremiah was a prophet in the kingdom of Judah who faced difficult opposition due to his unpopular prophecies of discipline from God upon the unfaithful people of Judah. Ultimately, he prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and of the temple, which he saw with his own eyes, causing him to write the book of Lamentations. He also prophesied that the rebuilding of the temple would occur 70 years after its destruction (Jeremiah 25:1-14; Daniel 9:1-2), as well as other prophecies concerning the coming Savior (e.g., Jeremiah 23:1-8).
Served as a prophet in Judah roughly from 629 BC to 587 BC
Location in the Bible
2 Chronicles 35-36, Jeremiah (author), Lamentations (author)