People of Southern Israel

“Many of Jeremiah’s messages include the date when they were originally spoken. But when his friend Baruch helped him put the messages into writing, they did not arrange the messages by these dates. Usually the messages are grouped together because they are about similar subjects.” CEV Bible Notes

Jeremiah 2:5, “Listen, people of Israel.”

“Israel: After the nation was divided, the northern kingdom was called, “Israel,” and the southern kingdom was called “Judah” (see 1 Kings 12:1-20). In 722 B.C. the Assyrians conquered the northern kingdom, and Judah was all that was left. And so in the book of Jeremiah the name “Israel” is most often used of the southern kingdom.” CEV Bible Notes