Prophesied during the fall of Judah to the Babylonians (Lamentations). lived during the reign of the last 5 kings of Judah (the last 4 after Josiah were evil). most Judeans did not listen- mocked and ridiculed him. Jeremiah compared them living behind false religions to a tattered, worthless, mildewed, waist cloth that was hidden behind a rock. smashed bottles together/threw pots on the ground- warning they would be broken by the Lord for their sins. silenced twice for preaching the truth. Used Baruch, a scribe, to write the words of the Lord. king Jehoiakim burned his scrolls. prison. exile. Locked in the stocks. "the weeping prophet". not taken into captivity in Babylon. moved to Egypt with the Jews who fled against God's will. there he died.