Jeremiah 1-29

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The prophet Jeremiah declared the word of the Lord at a critical time in the history of ancient Israel. In the first volume of a two-part commentary on Jeremiah, John Bracke provides a powerful interpretation of the prophet's message to a nation that refused to listen to the call to repent and to renew covenant living in obedience to God's commandments. Readers encounter God's anguish and pain over both the failure of the people and the suffering that they and Jeremiah were ...

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Overview

The prophet Jeremiah declared the word of the Lord at a critical time in the history of ancient Israel. In the first volume of a two-part commentary on Jeremiah, John Bracke provides a powerful interpretation of the prophet's message to a nation that refused to listen to the call to repent and to renew covenant living in obedience to God's commandments. Readers encounter God's anguish and pain over both the failure of the people and the suffering that they and Jeremiah were forced to endure.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664255824
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Westminster Bible Companion Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


John M. Bracke is Martha McCall Egan Professor of Biblical Studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction 1
The Word of God (Jeremiah 1) 12
Jeremiah's Origins and Historical Setting 12
Jeremiah's Words and the Word of God 16
"They Have Forsaken Me" (Jeremiah 2-3) 23
"My Wrath Will Go Forth like Fire" (Jeremiah 4-6) 43
"Here You Are, Trusting Deceptive Words" (Jeremiah 7-10) 74
"Hear the Words of This Covenant" (Jeremiah 11-12) 103
"I Will Ruin the Pride of Judah" (Jeremiah 13-16) 118
"Cursed Are Those Who Trust in Mere Mortals" (Jeremiah 17-20) 145
"I Am Setting Before You the Way of Life and the Way of Death" (Jeremiah 21-25) 168
"It is the Lord Who Sent Me" (Jeremiah 26-29) 203
Works Cited 229
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