Jeremiah 36: Baruch the Scribe

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 164


Jeremiah 36 records that the Lord told Jeremiah to write all the prophecies he made against Israel, Judah, and other nations. Because Jeremiah was under arrest, a scribe named Baruch wrote all of Jeremiah’s prophecies and then read them on the steps of the temple. Some of the king’s men heard the prophecies, got the writings, and read them to the king. The king commanded that the writings be burned and he sought to have Jeremiah and Baruch killed, but the Lord hid them. Jeremiah made one more prophecy and sent it to the king. The prophecy was that no descendant of Jehoiakim would be king—a prophecy which came to pass.