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July 29, 2016


by Leslie John


Whereas this book is shown as 6th Chapter in the Apocrypha book of “Baruch” in the Catholic Bible, it occupies as an independent book in KJB 1611 English Bible.

“2. Because of the sins which ye have committed before God, ye shall be led away captives into Babylon by Nabuchodonosor king of the Babylonians. 3. So when ye be come unto Babylon, ye shall remain there many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations: and after that I will bring you away peaceably from thence”.   Letter of Jeremiah 1:2-3 (- King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition)

This letter is purportedly a fictitious one, warning against idolatry, addressed to the Jews who were going to be led into Babylonian captivity. It sounds like literature intentionally created to win heathen over Jews who believed in Monotheism.

The writer of Epistle to Jeremiah was apparently from an imposter who intentionally ridiculed and his literature is filled with sarcasm.

“28. As for the things that are sacrificed unto them, their priests sell and abuse; in like manner their wives lay up part thereof in salt; but unto the poor and impotent they give nothing of it. 29 Menstruous women and women in childbed eat their sacrifices: by these things ye may know that they are no gods: fear them not. 30 For how can they be called gods? because women set meat before the gods of silver, gold, and wood”. Letter to Jeremiah 1:28-30 ((- King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition)

A passage from the Old Testament Canonical Bible reads…

“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens” (Jeremiah 10:10-11 KJV)

The Canonical Bible makes clear distinction between the living God and idols in dignified manner.

[1] [– King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition]

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