Jeremiah

Jeremiah

by Philip J. King

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664224431
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Philip J. King is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is a former president of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxiii
List of Mapsxv
Chronological Chartxvi
Archaeological Periodsxvii
List of Abbreviationsxviii
Books of the Biblexix
Prefacexxi
Introduction: Archaeology and Biblical Studiesxxiii
1Jeremiah: The Prophet and the Book1
Life and Ministry1
Jeremiah the Man6
Baruch the Scribe7
Nature of the Book9
Message of the Book10
Outline of Contents13
2Historical Background14
Sources14
Imperial Rivals15
Neo-Assyria15
Judah Between Egypt and Babylonia16
Neo-Babylonia (Chaldea)16
Judah18
Nebuchadrezzar II22
Exile25
3Geographical Setting29
Oracles Against the Nations (Jeremiah 46-51)30
Judgment on Egypt (Jer 46:2-28)30
Judgment on the Philistines (Jer 47:1-7)32
Judgment on Moab (Jer 48:1-47)33
Judgment on the Ammonites (Jer 49:1-6)38
Judgment on Damascus (Jer 49:23-27)39
Judgment on Kedar and Hazor (Jer 49:28-33)40
Judgment on Elam (Jer 49:34-39)40
Judgment on Babylon (Jer 50:1-51:64)41
4Edom and Judah45
Excavations in Jordan48
Umm el-Biyara, Tawilan, Buseirah48
Dedan49
Surveys in Jordan49
Tell el-Kheleifeh50
Excavations in Israel53
Arad53
Horvat 'Uza58
Horvat Qitmit60
'Aroer61
5Cities of Judah65
Jerusalem65
Location and Extent66
Archaeology69
Manasseh and Josiah76
Fortifications77
Siege and Fall78
Lachish79
Ostraca (Letters)80
Azekah84
6Inscriptions and Literacy85
Writing85
Writing Materials87
Recording Property Transfer89
Inscribed Seals and Seal Impressions92
House of the Bullae93
Other Bullae95
Ostraca99
Two Amulets from Jerusalem100
7Worship and Architecture102
Queen of Heaven102
Baking Bread107
Ovens108
"Other Gods"109
Pillar Figurines109
High Places109
Incense111
Perfumes and Spices113
Solomon's Temple114
Solomon's Royal Palace118
Jehoiakim's Royal Palace121
Ramat Rahel123
8Funerary Customs and Mourning125
Jeremiah126
Tombs North of Jerusalem128
Silwan Necropolis130
Ketef Hinnom134
Tophet136
Mourning Rites139
Marzeah140
Tumuli West of Jerusalem141
9Agriculture143
Flora144
Wheat145
Barley146
Vine146
Fig148
Pomegranate149
Olive150
Date Honey151
Cedar151
Almond152
Balm153
Cisterns154
Terraces157
Yoke159
10Crafts163
Pottery164
Pottery in the Age of Jeremiah168
Ceramic Chronology169
Pottery and Science170
Pottery in the Book of Jeremiah170
God as Potter173
Wine and Wine Making174
Oil Lamps178
Metallurgy179
Copper181
Bronze181
Iron181
Lead182
Silver183
Gold184
Notes185
Glossary193
Selected Bibliography197
Index of Subjects and Names201
Index of Authors203

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