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Jeremiah : a commentary

Author: Leslie C Allen
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2008
Series: Old Testament library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
The book of Jeremiah offers a remarkable range of literature, including prose, poetry, oracles, homilies, and proverbs. This commentary understands the book as a work of religious literature, to be examined in its final form and yet with careful attention to the historical contexts of writing and development through which the present text took shape. Jeremiah proclaimed a message of coming judgment, because of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie C Allen
ISBN: 9780664222239 0664222234
OCLC Number: 759726090
Notes: Contents Preface Abbreviations Bibliography Introduction 1. Premises 2. Translation and Text 3. Genre 4. Style 5. Literary Development 6. Macrostructure 7. Purpose Commentary 1:1-2:3 Prologue: Introducing Jeremiah and His Message 1:1-3 Superscription 1:4-19 Jeremiah's Call and Commissions 2:1-3 The Honeymoon Is Over 2:4-10:25 Destruction and Eventual Reconstruction, Part One 2:4-6:30 Coming Disaster and Its Causes 2:4-19 Judah's Apostasy 2:20-37 Judah's Apostasy Reaffirmed 3:1-18 Coming Back: A Distant Prospect 3:19-4:4 Coming Back: An Empty Claim 4:5-18 The Alarm Is Sounded 4:19-31 Three Visions of Doom 5:1-9 The Inevitability of Punishment 5:10-19 (Non-Absolute) Destruction of People and Land 5:20-31 Overstepping God's Limits 6:1-15 The Wages of Sin 6:16-21 Road Closed Ahead 6:22-30 Consequences of Failing the Test 7:1-10:25 The Self-Paved Road to Exile 7:1-20 The Exilic Outcome of Nominal and Pagan Worship 7:21-8:3 The Exilic Outcome of Nominal and Religious Worship Reaffirmed 8:4-9:1 (8:23) Paying the Price for Apostasy 9:2-16 (1-15) What Happens When Solidarity Breaks Down
9:17-26 (16-25) Exilic Prospect and Challenge 10:1-16 Exilic Faith in Yahweh 10:17-25 Coping with an Exilic Future 11:1-33:26 Destruction and Eventual Reconstruction, Part Two 11:1-13:27 A Broken Cycle of Rejection and Counter-Rejection 11:1-17 Pagan Worship as Breach of the Torah Covenant 11:18-12:6 An Exemplar of Rejection of Prophecy 12:7-17 Yahweh's Counter-Rejection and Eventual Wide Compassion 13:1-17 The Ruin of Exile and the Reason Why 14:1-17:27 Why God's Answer Was No 14:1-16 Unanswered Prayers 14:17-15:9 More Unanswered Prayers 15:10-21 The Messenger's Trauma over the Message 16:1-21 The Trouncing of Pagan Religion 17:1-13 Sins of the Heart 17:14-27 Reprisal for Scorning the Torah-Based Message 18:1-20:18 God and Prophet Ominously Rejected 18:1-23 The Spurned Message and Messenger of Disaster
19:1-20:18 The Spurned Message and Messenger Once More 21:1-24:10 Doomed Kings and Discredited Prophets 21:1-22:9 Doom for Court and Capital 22:10-30 Further Doom for Court and Capital 23:1-8 A Restored Court and Community 23: 9-24 The Subversive Marks of Spurious Prophecy 23:25-40 Popular and Unpopular Types of Prophecy 24:1-10 Restoration and Judgment 25:1-38 Doom for Judah and Other Nations 26:1-29:32 True and False Predictions 26:1-24 Rejection of God's True Message and Messenger 27:1-22 Yoke Symbolism, Part one 28:1-17 Yoke Symbolism, Part Two 29:1-32 No Quick Return for the Deportees 30:1-31:40 Covenant-Centered Hope 30:1-31:1 Future Reversal of Past Reprisals 31:2-26 Promises of Homecoming and Blessing 31:27-40 Divine Guarantees for Israel's Future 32:1-33:26 Covenant-Centered Joy 32:1-44 Hope against Hope 33:1-26 Jerusalem's Role in the Reversal 34:1-51:64 Destruction and Eventual Reconstruction, Part Three 34:1-36:32 The Dangers of Rejecting the Divine Word 34:1-22 Capture of King and Capital: A Reason Why 35:1-39 An Object Lesson in Listening 36:1-32 Reaffirmation of the Rejected Word 37:1-39:18 Retribution for Rejecting Message and Messenger 37:1-21 Message and Messenger in Wartime 38:1-28a Message and Messenger in Wartime Again 38:28b-39:18 Vindication of Message and Messenger 40:1-45:5 Self-Imposed Exile 40:1-43:13 A God-Given Opportunity Squandered 44:1-30 Fatal Consequences of a Besetting Sin 45:1-5 Promise of Survival to Baruch 46:1-51:64 Oracles against the Nations 46:1-47:6 Egypt and Philistia 46:1-28 Egypt's Comeuppance and Israel's Security 47:1-7 The Flooding of Philistia 48:1-47 Moab under Threat 48:1-27 Moab's Coming Conquest and Destruction 48:28-47 A Moabite Anthology 49:1-39 A Quintet of Foreign Oracles
50:1-51:64 Oracles against Babylon and Their Recitation 50:1-46 Babylon's Fate and Israel's Fortune 51:1-58 Babylon's Downfall and Israel's and Yahweh's Vindication 51:59-64 Babylon's Fate Announced and Enacted 52:1-34 Epilogue: A Tale of Two Kings Library
Description: xxix, 546 s. ; 23 cm
Series Title: Old Testament library
Responsibility: Leslie C. Allen


This book of Jeremiah offers a remarkable range of literature, including prose, poetry, homilies, oracles, and proverbs. This commentary understands the book as a work of religious literature, to be  Read more...


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