The death of Hananiah (Jer 28:17-28:17)

“In that same year,

In the seventh month,

The prophet Hananiah died.”

Thus the story of the prophet Hananiah, who opposed Jeremiah, does not have a happy ending. He died within 7 months of Yahweh’s prediction about his death. Once again, we have a prophecy that is fulfilled, showing the true prophet versus the false prophet.

Jeremiah calls out Hananiah (Jer 28:15-28:15)

“The prophet Jeremiah said

To the prophet Hananiah.

‘Listen!

Hananiah!

Yahweh has not sent you.

You have made

This people trust in a lie.’”

Jeremiah went to Hananiah to call him out. He clearly stated that Yahweh had not sent Hananiah, despite his presentations. Hananiah had made his people trust in a lie. The implications were clear. Jeremiah was the true prophet of Yahweh and Hananiah was a false prophet.