The Book of Jeremiah
spans the years leading up to the final days of Judean autonomy, from the early sixth century BCE to 582 BCE.
The topics include legal analogy in Deuteronomy and fratricide in the field, the Book of Jeremiah
as a source for the history of the near east in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, people and places in the earliest translations of neo-Assyrian texts relating to the Old Testament, the social matrix that shaped the Hebrew Bible and generated the Dead Sea Scrolls, the condemned rulers in Targum Isaiah's eschatological banquet, and a ninth-century Irish bog psalter and reading the Psalms as three fifties.
My Torah portion was Behar; my haftarah, from the book of Jeremiah
, was of a daunting length.
Thomas Romer in his piece, "The Formation of the Book of Jeremiah
as a Supplement to the So-Called Deuteronomistic History," revisits the classic question of the relationship between the book of Jeremiah
and the Deuteronomistic History.
The bottom line is that the book tries to deal with both God's sovereignty and the reliability of God's word (promise) amidst a crisis of the fall of the nation post 587 BCE (Walter Brueggemann, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah
, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Central Lutheran Church - Daniel Falk, associate professor at the University of Oregon's department of religion, will speak about the second of a six-part study of the Book of Jeremiah
during the adult education session from 9:30 a.m.
Baruch ben Neriah's legacy grew from that of a scribe who edited or wrote the Book of Jeremiah
to a divine sage granted a tour of heaven itself.
In that time it produced the final form of the 'Deuteronomic History', the Book of Jeremiah
, and the book of Zechariah.
In a revision and translation of his doctoral dissertation at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (no date cited), Hornkohl situates the language of the book of Jeremiah
within the broader history of the Hebrew language.
The editing and composition of the Book of Jeremiah
have been a matter of debate among scholars.
Among the topics discussed are aspects of the theological significance of prayers and worship in the Qumran Scrolls, penitential prayer and apocalyptic eschatology in Second Temple Judaism, healing with Psalms, the textual history of the Book of Jeremiah
in light of its allusions and implicit quotations in the Qumran Hodayot, the background of the stichometric arrangements of poetry in the Judean Desert Scrolls, and Rebekah's patriarchal prayers.
Apart from Genesis, the book of Jeremiah
also features in the collection.