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Shbc Bible Commentary: Jeremiah (Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Series)

Hardback|Apr 2002
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The book of Jeremiah is the longest book in the Bible (in terms of words and verses) and is certainly one of the most complex. Yet for all of its difficulty, the book's depth of reflection on divine action and...


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The book of Jeremiah is the longest book in the Bible (in terms of words and verses) and is certainly one of the most complex. Yet for all of its difficulty, the book's depth of reflection on divine action and human response, as well as the range and rigor of its rhetoric, has kept the book very much alive in the religious communities that recognize its canonical stature. Indeed, its language of "new covenant" has left its mark on the very name of the larger biblical collection to which it belongs.Jeremiah is a commentary on a prophetic book that presents many difficult literary, historical, and theological issues for the reader. After a lengthy introduction, this commentary works with sections as a whole, rather than proceeding verse by verse. The commentary focuses on literary and theological issues with the added intention of providing thoughtful reflections for those who would preach and teach these texts.In this volume of the highly successful Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Series, renowned Old Testament scholar Terence Fretheim expertly leads his readers through the difficulties to find the book of Jeremiah as one of grace and hope for today's world
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The book of Jeremiah is the longest book in the Bible (in terms of words and verses) and is certainly one of the most complex. Yet for all of its difficulty, the book's depth of reflection on divine action and human response, as well as the range and rigor of its rhetoric, has kept the book very much alive in the religious communities that recognize its canonical stature. Indeed, its language of "new covenant" has left its mark on the very name of the larger biblical collection to which it belongs. Jeremiah is a commentary on a prophetic book that presents many difficult literary, historical, and theological issues for the reader. After a lengthy introduction, this commentary works with sections as a whole, rather than proceeding verse by verse. The commentary focuses on literary and theological issues with the added intention of providing thoughtful reflections for those who would preach and teach these texts.
-Publisher

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Terence E Fretheim

Terence E. Fretheim (Ph.D., Princeton Seminary) is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He is interested in biblical-theological issues and their implications for the faith and life of the church. He is author of numerous articles and books, including The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective, and commentaries on Genesis (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary), Exodus (Interpretation), Jeremiah: A Commentary (Smyth & Helwys) and Abraham: Journeys of Family and Faith (University of South Carolina Press).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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