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Parallels between the Trials of Jeremiah and Jesus
|Title||Parallels between the Trials of Jeremiah and Jesus|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Welch, John W., and John F. Hall|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Jeremiah (Prophet); Legal; Study Helps; Trial of Jesus|
Another Old Testament precursor to the trial of Jesus was the trial of Jeremiah. Found in Jeremiah 26, this account reports how Jeremiah was accused of false prophecy, brought before a council of rulers, and accused by the priests and how he defended the genuineness of his mission. In a literary sense, the narratives of the trial of Jesus may echo the trial of Jeremiah. Because Jesus was associated in the minds of some people with Jeremiah (Mt 16:14), and like Jeremiah he had prophesied the destruction of the temple, both may have been exposed to the charge of being a false prophet, which under Deuteronomy 13 and 18 could be viewed as a capital offense.
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