Who was Jeremiah?

   Jeremiah was one of the greater prophets of the Old Testament. He was of priestly descent, his father being Hilkiah, and he lived in Anathot, about 3 miles from Jerusalem. He became a prophet about 629 B. C., and he continued to prophesy for 41 years, during which period Judah suffered heavy disasters, and Jerusalem was made a heap of ruins by the invasions of the Babylonians. He wrote the book of Jeremiah, one of the canonical books of the Old Testament, and the Lamentations,
   Tradition says that the aged prophet was put to death in Egypt for preaching against idolatry.