The Man Who Knew God: Decoding Jeremiah
By Mordecai Schreiber

The Man Who Knew God decodes the complexities of the book of Jeremiah and argues that this prophet is the key figure in shaping Western civilization. Author Mordecai Schreiber posits that Jeremiah is not only the one
who eradicated paganism among the Hebrew people, but he can also be considered the founder of the post-biblical Jewish faith. Offering intriguing insight into Jeremiah’s role in the founding of Western monotheism and the
eradication of paganism among the Hebrew people, this book should be read by all those interested in Biblical
studies, Jewish studies, and religion.

Rabbi Mordecai Schreiber is the author of over 50 books on Judaic and linguistic topics. He is the author of
Ask the Bible and Light to the Nations: From Biblical Promise to World Peace.

Pre-publication praise for the book by leading Bible scholars follows:

“The Book of Jeremiah continues to sound its assurances and its demands in challenging, contemporary ways. Rabbi Schreiber here provides an accessible entry into this remarkable prophetic person, voice and tradition that
live in the extremities of faith. Accenting the key issues in this prophetic articulation, Schreiber shows the bold
way in which Jeremiah moves in revolutionary leaps beyond the closed tribalism of his antecedents. This wise
book merits careful and sustained attention. It will evoke conversation that will continue to vex and nourish
responsible faith, just the vexation and nourishment the prophet himself intended. The move toward an inclusive openness voiced by the prophet continues to be a demanding agenda for his present-day readers.”
Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

“Rabbi Schreiber’s central idea, that Jeremiah was the model upon which the author of the famous Suffering
Servant songs in the book of Isaiah based these poems and which in turn, served as a significant inspiration for
Jesus’ ministry, is both elegantly simple and profoundly important for Jews and Christians. It is high time that we celebrate what we have in common rather than fighting over our differences. Rabbi Schreiber helps us to do that.”
Alice Ogden Bellis, Howard University School of Divinity

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