The book of Baruch is a collection of four distinct, short discourses, attributed to Baruch, the secretary of the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32.12; 36.4). These discourses, written at various times, probably in Hebrew originally, were later put together into a single document.
Outline of Contents
Historical introduction 1.1–14
A prayer of confession and deliverance 1.15—3.8
In praise of wisdom 3.9—4.4
Comfort and help for Jerusalem 4.5—5.9