Old Testament

  NOTES: Download: Jeremiah_10   Jeremiah 10-14 • Chapter Study INTRODUCTION I want to share some historical background to our study tonight. Jeremiah began his ministry as a prophet as a young man – just 16years old. The king at that time was Josiah, a godly man& good king. Josiah’s grandfather was Manasseh, an exceedingly wicked man who filled the kingdom of Judah & the capital of Jerusalem w/idols – the worship of which involved hideous abominations; including human sacrifice. What made Manasseh’s reign even worse was that he reigned longer than any king in Israel’s history; 55 years! His son & Josiah’s father was just a brief ditto to Manasseh& was so corrupt he was assassinated. This left the 8 year old Josiah as king. Beign too young to rule, royal officials reigned for him until he turned 16, then he moved to assert his authority & immediately set about to cleanse the land of idolatry. He sent out the troops to dismantle the...