Item description for Josiah's Reform and Jeremiah's Scroll: Historical Calamity and Prophetic Response (Hebrew Bible Monographs,) by Mark Leuchter...
This new study of the prophet Jeremiah attributes to him a pivotal significance in the historical period of Josiah's reign. He was, so Leuchter argues, one of the central agents of Josiah's propaganda machine and was intimately involved with the king's political agenda. Jeremiah, himself originally a member of the scribal school that composed the Deuteronomistic literature, encouraged the Shilonites of Anathoth to become active in Josiah's programme in the North following the waning of Assyrian power. Dismayed by the Shilonites' rejection of him and Josiah, and by the king's death at Megiddo, Jeremiah came to a radically new understanding of the divine purpose, encapsulated in the famous Temple sermon of Jeremiah 7 and evidenced in the prophet's debates with the political establishment in Jerusalem in the years that followed. In his thoroughgoing historical reconstruction, Leuchter outlines a very specific sequence of events that took their rise from the Shilonite rejection of Deuteronomic policy, and on that basis carefully demarcates the texts that would have been included in Jeremiah's first scroll (the Urrolle). Leuchter's monograph will make an important contribution to the study of the history and the literature of the late seventh century BCE.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 18, 2006
Publisher Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd
ISBN 1905048319 ISBN13 9781905048311
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More About Mark Leuchter
Mark Leuchter (PhD, University of Toronto, 2003) is associate professor of Religion and director of Jewish Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. His research focuses on the history and development of the Israelite priesthood, ethno-mythology in ancient Israel, and scribal methods in the production of the Hebrew Bible and early rabbinic literature.
Mark Leuchter has an academic affiliation as follows - Hebrew College Newton Centre Associate Professor of Religion and Direc.
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