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How can the book of Jeremiah be inspired if the original manuscript of Jeremiah perished? (Jeremiah 36:28)

28 “Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up.

Jeremiah 36:28

ESV - 28 Take another scroll and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.

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Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
All scripture is inspired by God. Jeremiah believed that the God of Israel was the incomparable God of all creation, the Lord of all nature and history.

Jeremiah 25:13, "So I will bring on that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations." (Says the Lord)

God Himself spoke through Jeremiah. Jeremiah 1:9, "Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: 'Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.'"

Jeremiah was called by God, who had sanctified and ordained him as a prophet to the nation's. He was told by God, " Do not say 'I am a youth' for you shall go to all to whom I send you..."

God's words are like an unquenchable fire on Jeremiah's mind and soul.

Jeremiah 20:9, "Then I said, ' I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name. ' But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones, I was weary of holding it back, and I could not."

Vs 11 in this same chapter says, "But the Lord is with me as a mighty awesome One."

God was using Jeremiah. The scroll destroyed was restored by God's instructions. Branch the scribe wrote at the direction of Jeremiah who had God's words burning within him.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
To me, the cited chapter from Jeremiah seems to clearly indicate that the words on the scroll that Jehoiakim cut and burned were subsequently repeated word-for-word (at God's direction) by Jeremiah (who would have remembered -- or been inspired to remember -- the original words, just as he had been inspired when those words were originally written) to Baruch, who wrote them down on a new scroll. Therefore, the new scroll was not additional or changed wording, but the same inspired words that had been on the original scroll, just as the words of the Bible as a whole remain inspired, despite the original text having been written down or copied many times throughout history.

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