Baruch's Complaint (March-April 2014)
Volume 23, Number 2
Baruch the son of Neriah, the prophet Jeremiah's scribe and companion, may have been a Jew of means and stature in sixth-century BC Jerusalem. The internal clues suggest that he hoped to take advantage of the "inside information" that Jeremiah was prophesying, but when things did not turn out as expected, he complained. God's response to his complaint is a lesson to us living in a similar time.