The Early Career of the Prophet Jeremiah

The Early Career of the Prophet Jeremiah

by Jack R. Lundbom


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This study continues the effort to map out an early career for Jeremiah. There exists an abundance of background material: chronological notices, historical and biographical reports, and a collection of oracles and prophetic utterances of other descriptions, as well as a wealth of relevant non-biblical texts. This book describes both the traditional and nontraditional views of Jeremiah, and then presents the view that Jeremiah's career begins not before, nor after, but at the height of the Josianic reform, that is, in 622 BC.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620325674
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jack Lundbom is currently Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. He is author of Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric (1975; 1997), the three-volume Jeremiah in the Anchor Bible Commentary series (1999; 2004), and Jeremiah among the Prophets (Cascade Books, forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Preface xi

Introduction xv

1 An Early Career Beginning before the Reform: The Traditional View 1

2 A Career Beginning after the Reform: Challenges to the Traditional View 40

3 An Early Career Beginning at the Height of the Reform: A New View 55

4 A Trajectory of Jeremiah's Early Career 67

Bibliography 85

Scripure Index 91

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