Item description for Jeremiah: A Commentary (Old Testament Library) by Leslie C. Allen...
Overview The weeping prophet exhibits a remarkable range of writing styles (e.g., prose, poetry, oracle, homily, proverb). Allen plumbs the depths of each one linguistically, literarily, historically, and theologically. At the same time he brings the various scattered threads together in order to chart overarching themes.
This book of Jeremiah offers a remarkable range of literature, including prose, poetry, homilies, oracles, and proverbs. This commentary understands the book as a work of religious literature, to be examined in its final form and yet with careful attention to the historical contexts of writing and development through which the present text took shape. Jeremiah proclaimed a message of coming judgment, because of the people's unfaithful worship, and yet also emphasized the call to know Yahweh and to live as God's faithful people. Through it all, Allen identifies a tragectory of grace, in which the proclamations of doom can be understood within the context of promises for a renewed future.
The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.57" Weight: 1.92 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2008
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Old Testament Library
ISBN 0664222234 ISBN13 9780664222239
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More About Leslie C. Allen
Leslie C. Allen (PhD, University of London) is senior professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written several major commentaries and has been a hospital chaplain for more than a decade.
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