Item description for Jeremiah in Prophetic Tradition An Examination of the Book of Jeremiah in the Light of Israel's Prophetic Traditions (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology) by H. Lalleman-De Winkel...
In this study it is argued that the book of Jeremiah was influenced by the books of Amos and Hosea. All three books show a similar pattern of development. There is a correspondence between the reactions of those addressed and the prophetic message, which changes from the preaching of repentance to a message of irreversible judgment. Finally, these prophets testified that only God could bring about a new future. This study, which originally took the form of a dissertation, examines several topics common to Hosea, Amos and Jeremiah. Dr. Lalleman demonstrates important correspondences which point to a prophetic tradition received and developed by Jeremiah in his own way. The research concentrates on the themes of repentance and hope, covenant, and the role of the prophet in intercession, as well as his personal involvement in his message. The differences between these prophetic books, however, show that the individual characteristics of each prophet must not be neglected. The assumption of one monolithic Deuteronomistic redaction responsible for the editing of all the books is therefore unlikely. The prophets are best interpreted in their own historical contexts, although they are connected by a common spiritual heritage, a prophetic tradition.
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2000
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042908653 ISBN13 9789042908659
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Great challenge to accepted positions on Jeremiah Jan 28, 2004
This recent offering on Jeremiah challenges some accepted positions about the role and development of Old Testament prophetic books, especially the book of Jeremiah.
Lalleman - de Winkel begins with an assessment of scholarly positions about Jeremiah, especially criteria for determining authentic Jeremianic material and the composition of the book. For example, previous criteria of prose versus poetry (or genre) to determine authentic passages in Jeremiah are shown to be inadequate. The author especially challenges the commonly held position the Jeremiah was heavily influenced by the Deuteromonistic School.
Instead the author seeks for a tradition that is common to earlier prophets and Jeremiah that would explain any continuity with earlier prophets (Hosea and Amos) as well as the book of Deuteronomy. Most helpful are the significant differences between these writings and Jeremiah as pointed out by the author.
The author examines the messages of Hosea and Amos in relationship to their circumstances. Integral to these prophets are messages of repentance and hope and the new covenant, a tradition that can be seen in Jeremiah without assuming Deuteronomistic influences.
Especially helpful is the discussion on prophets as intercessors. Lalleman - de Winkel examines intercession in the larger OT context (but not ancient Near Eastern) as well as in the prophets under discussion. Conclusions on Jeremiah as intercessor are balanced and insightful.
Perhaps the greatest contribution of this book is the author's willingness to challenge some age-old assumptions about the relationship of Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomist history to a prophetic work like Jeremiah. This study shows just how tenuous some of the arguments really are.
The author treats the book of Jeremiah in a new a refreshing way. The book is written for one who is engaged in the study of the prophets, specifically Jeremiah, at a significant level and not for the beginner. Most of the quotations (and there are many) from non-English sources (e.g. German, French) are not translated. I would recommend this for serious students of Jeremiah but any that are interested in studying the prophets would benefit from reading Lalleman
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