Jeremiah, who was called "the man that hath seen afflictions" was a tenderhearted, affectionate son of a priest. He wept continually as he witnessed Israel's fanatical addiction to idolatry and apostasy. Jeremiah was often writing in a dungeon and courageously prophesying about the tragedies soon to come, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the people being deported to Babylon. (600 BC)