Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction and feminist criticism as well as the history of its reception.
The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality and reception history in the broadest sense, exploring Jeremiah in its historical context as well as the later history and interpretation of the text, and also reconsidering aspects of the Book of Jeremiah’s traditions. This volume features essays from a unique assembly of scholars, both seasoned and new. It is divided into two sections: "Jeremiah in History", which explores a variety of readings of Jeremiah from the point of view of classical historical criticism, and "Jeremiah in Tradition", which discusses the portraits and use of both the book and the figure of Jeremiah in extra-biblical traditions.
Offering challenging new theories, Jeremiah in History and Tradition is invaluable to scholars and students in the field of Biblical studies. It is a useful resource for anyone working on the interpretation of the biblical text and the readings of the text of Jeremiah throughout history.
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Jeremiah in History and Tradition
JIM WEST AND NIELS PETER LEMCHE
PART ONE: JEREMIAH IN HISTORY
1 The Book of Jeremiah’s redaction history in light of its oldest manuscripts
2 Jeremiah, Plato and Socrates: Greek antecedents to the Book of Jeremiah
3 Will Jeremiah save the history of ancient Israel?
NIELS PETER LEMCHE
4 Jeremiah and the ark
5 Evidence for the dating of MT Jeremiah
PART TWO: JEREMIAH IN TRADITION
6 Jeremiah, Jehoiachin and ‘the Branch’: King Jehoiachin in Jeremianic interpretive tradition
7 The Mystery of the missing temple: The tradition about the destruction of Shiloh in Jeremiah 7:12-14
NIELS PETER LEMCHE
8 Calling-not-Answering and internalisation of Torah in Proverbs 1-9: Jeremiah and Israelite Wisdom Literature
JISEONG JAMES KWON
9 The memory of Micah’s Oracle in Jeremiah 26, or, Isaiah forgotten
JAMES M. BOS
10 Jeremiah as eraser: The history of consequences of Daughter Zion and the Prophet
11 Jeremiah never saw that coming: How Jesus miscalculated the End Times