10-16 Parallels between the Trials of Jeremiah and Jesus | BYU Studies

10-16 Parallels between the Trials of Jeremiah and Jesus

Section 10: The Trial and Resurrection of Jesus
10-16 Parallels between the Trials of Jeremiah and Jesus

Explanation:

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.

Reference:

Drawn from Bernard S. Jackson, "The Trials of Jesus and Jeremiah," BYU Studies 32/4 (1992): 63-77.