Jeremiah's Kings: A Study of the Monarchy in Jeremiah

1st Edition

John Job

Published July 28, 2006
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780754655053 - CAT# Y234884
Series: Society for Old Testament Study


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The book of Jeremiah has provoked a number of major commentaries in the last twenty years. Those in English differ dramatically in their conclusions about the nature of the book, and the discussion has been extended by important German work, notably by Winfried Thiel and Konrad Schmid. John Job examines the treatment of rulers contemporary with the prophet and shows that the attitude to these kings varied greatly from one part of the book to another, indicating great redactional complexity. This leads on to a final chapter concerned with wider theological issues, particularly those affected by recent post-modern scholarship. Here, taking a distinctive position in the debate about the 'final form of the Old Testament', the author draws out implications for reading the book as Christian scripture.

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