Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 9, 2022
Jeremiah, also called the "weeping prophet,” was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible.
Lineage and early life
Jeremiah was born to a priestly family, the son of Hilkiah, a kohen (Jewish priest) from the small Benjamite village of Anathoth in Judeh. The difficulties he encountered, described in the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations, have prompted scholars to refer to him as