Jeremiah was a prophet in the Old Testament. He wrote two of the books of the Bible: see Jeremiah (Biblical book) and Lamentations. Jeremiah was born and lived near Jerusalem and lived in Egypt much later in his life and quite possibly died there. Jeremiah was accompanied on his travels by a scribe and disciple named Baruch Ben Neriah, after whom the deutero-canonical Biblical Book of Baruch was named.
- Easton's Bible Dictionary, article on Jeremiah originally published in 1897.