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Jeremiah: A Fresh Reading
     

Jeremiah: A Fresh Reading

by William L. Holladay
 

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In this careful reconstruction of the prophet Jeremiah's life and work, Professor Holladay attempts to sort out Jeremiah's utterances chronologically and to hear them as closely as possible within the context of the events of their time.

Jeremiah is a model for us to understand the prophets of the Old Testament. But more than that, he alone of the prophets saw

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In this careful reconstruction of the prophet Jeremiah's life and work, Professor Holladay attempts to sort out Jeremiah's utterances chronologically and to hear them as closely as possible within the context of the events of their time.

Jeremiah is a model for us to understand the prophets of the Old Testament. But more than that, he alone of the prophets saw his relationship with God as a problem to be grappled with rather than an obligation to be taken for granted. His willingness to question and to doubt was unique and, Holladay suggests, may put him more in step with our time than his own. For while many of us are willing to undertake a life of faith lived under God's guidance, few of us do not at some point question God's ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608992072
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

William L. Holladay is Lowry Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Andover Newton Theological School. His the author of Isaiah: Scroll of a Prophetic Heritage, and the two-volume Jeremiah commentary in the Hermeneia series.

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