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) <default - Catholic>
This book is set in the time of the Babylonian exile. It is comprised of a national prayer of confession, a wisdom hymn, and a consolation poem in the style of Isaiah. <capsule summary-Catholic>