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Jeremiah and Lamentations; an introduction and commentary,

Author: R K Harrison
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill., Inter-Varsity Press [1973]
Series: Tyndale Old Testament commentaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
Summary:
The two books which comprise this commentary deal with one of the most tragic events in the life of the Chosen People. The first gives the reader a picture of the carefree Judeans of the pre-exilic period as they indulged shamelessly in the grossest forms of idolatry, ignored the many warnings of impending destruction given by their compatriot Jeremiah, and finally brought their long-promised ruin down on their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R K Harrison
ISBN: 0851116264 9780851116266 0851118275 9780851118277 0877848645 9780877848646 087784271X 9780877842712
OCLC Number: 700447
Description: 240 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: General preface --
Author's preface --
Chief abbreviations --
Jeremiah --
Introduction --
Title and place in Canon --
Historical and archaeological background --
Ancient near Eastern covenant forms --
Structure, authorship and date --
The man and his message --
The Hebrew text and Septuagint --
Short bibliography --
Analysis --
Commentary --
Additional Notes --
True and false prophets --
The new covenant --
Lamentations --
Introduction --
Title, authorship and date --
Historical background --
The patterns of Hebrew poetry --
The theology of Lamentations --
The Hebrew text and the Septuagint --
Short bibliography --
Analysis --
Commentary.
Series Title: Tyndale Old Testament commentaries.
Responsibility: by R.K. Harrison.

Abstract:

The two books which comprise this commentary deal with one of the most tragic events in the life of the Chosen People. The first gives the reader a picture of the carefree Judeans of the pre-exilic period as they indulged shamelessly in the grossest forms of idolatry, ignored the many warnings of impending destruction given by their compatriot Jeremiah, and finally brought their long-promised ruin down on their heads. The second book shows something of the devastation and agony which accompanied divine judgment on national sin when Jerusalem fell in 587 BC. Together they formulate a theology commensurate with the nature of the catastrophe, but by their insistence upon the ethos of the Sinai covenant, they point the way through suffering to spiritual renewal. Relevant archaeological discoveries have been brought to bear upon the material under consideration, and the most significant textual problems have been discussed in the appropriate places in the commentary sections.

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