Ritual in the Book of Jeremiah
is not a system that guarantees a feeling of security.
Thelle adopts Michael Floyd's criteria for the identification of postexilic prophetic material, but, contra Floyd, argues that his criteria apply to the book of Jeremiah
To establish this position, Person first devotes chapters to demonstrating the post-exilic date of the Deuteronomic History and the Book of Jeremiah
, based on both textual considerations when comparing the MT and LXX versions, and on thematic concerns.
The theme of judgment runs through the book of Jeremiah
. Calamity is consistently understood as God's judgment, specifically as the curses that are consequences for faithlessness to the covenant.
Central Lutheran Church - Daniel Falk, associate professor in the University of Oregon's department of religion, will address the first of a six-part study of the book of Jeremiah
during the adult education hour from 9:30 a.m.
One also may ask if the "Torah of the king" (Deuteronomy 17,14-20) was really pre-exilic or if Jeremiah 30-31 really went back to the young Jeremiah, if the biographical framework of the book of Jeremiah
was a late theological construct.
Old Testament scholars survey recent approaches to interpreting the Book of Jeremiah
, focusing on power relations within the text and in the history of interpretation.
Furthermore, Maccabees forms part of the Apocrypha and therefore possesses less validity than the book of Jeremiah
. According to the Talmud (TB Yoma 52b-53b, TJ Shekalim 6:1), the Ark was either hidden by King Josiah or transported to exile in Babylon.
Empire and exile; postcolonial readings of the book of Jeremiah
The Book of Jeremiah
includes frequent use of "sheqer" ("falsehood, lie") and frequently associates the concept with prophets or other intermediaries.
The prophet introduces the motif of divine leading in the wilderness, which comes to dominate Pentateuchal traditions and the book of Jeremiah
The 22 essays examine such topics as whether ancient readers of the books of Hosea and Micah would be competent to read the Book of Jeremiah
, choosing marginality as resistance in Jeremiah 40:1-6, the monstrous feminine in the book of Jeremiah
, and how early modern English culture still influences the reading of the prophet.
Bartusch sees the book of Jeremiah
as a stage along the way toward the development of the notion of "false prophesy." What was at issue is the impact of truth-telling and lying on the social order and solidarity.
To find the answer, we need to turn to the Book of Jeremiah
. A better understanding of Jeremiah is essential to understanding the Second Isaiah and his mysterious Servant, and the method available to us is a textual and linguistic analysis of the words of those two prophets.
The second volume of his major commentary on Jeremiah, now grown to its full size of 1570 pages, is characterized by the same features as the first volume, published in 1986: meticulous text-critical scrutiny, sharp-eyed diachronical observations, and a historical orientation which pays much attention to the difficult question of the earliest core of the book of Jeremiah
. From the point of view of newer approaches in the field of biblical studies, such as ideological criticism or reader-response criticism, this kind of historical criticism may appear as somewhat outdated.