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Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah : Old Testament Studies (Hardcover) - Carolyn Sharp

Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah

Old Testament Studies (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9780567089106

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This project examines two areas where there are important interpretive problems: the composition of the book of Jeremiah and, specifically, the provenance of and ideological functions served by the text of Jeremiah on the one hand; and the redactional interests in prophecy evident in the Deuteronomistic History on the other. The book argues that two distinct political groups can be seen to vie for theological authority via their literary portrayals of traditions about Jeremiah and prophets generally in the Deutero-Jeremianic prose. The book then illustrates through analysis of prophetic roles in Jeremiah, Kings, and Deuteronomy 18 that there are substantial and fundamental discontinuities between the view of prophecy and the prophetic word presented in the Deuteronomic texts and the view presented in the Deutero-Jeremianic texts.

The results of the present study challenge the widely accepted scholarly thesis of monolithic redaction of the book of Jeremiah at the hands of the same "Deuteronomists" whose work is evident in the Deuteronomistic History.

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"Sharp goes into much depth and detail as she seeks to describe the character of the two ideological perspectives found in the prose of Jeremiah. This is an interesting and well-written book, but it is not for the faint of heart or the biblical novice. Sharp is to be congratulated for nuancing a very important and complex prophetic book. This book ends with a wonderful call to exegesis and a vision of a Bible which can be read seriously and appropriated by all."" -Donn F. Morgan, Anglican Theological Review"

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Redaction of Jeremiah and Kings: Theories and Problemsp. 1
Jeremianic Prose and the Composition of the Book of Jeremiahp. 1
'Deuteronomistic' Language in Jeremiah Revisitedp. 13
Redaction of the Book of Kingsp. 27
'My Servants the Prophets': Exegetical Observationsp. 41
Jeremiah 7p. 44
Jeremiah 26p. 54
Jeremiah 35p. 62
Jeremiah 44p. 69
Summary of Resultsp. 79
'A Prophet to the Nations'p. 81
Jeremiah 25p. 81
The Call of Jeremiah and Diaspora Politicsp. 83
Summary of Resultsp. 100
False Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiahp. 103
Jeremiah 29p. 105
Divergent Traditions about False Prophecy in Jeremiahp. 111
Prophets in Jeremiah, Kings, and Deuteronomy 18p. 125
Functions of Prophets and the Prophetic Wordp. 128
2 Kings 17:7-23p. 143
Deuteronomy 18:15-22 and the Roles of Mosesp. 147
Hermeneutical Implicationsp. 155
Conclusionsp. 157
Profiles of Two Distinct Ideologiesp. 157
The Formation of the Book of Jeremiahp. 159
Theological Implications for Reading Jeremiahp. 166
Bibliographyp. 171
Index of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Citationsp. 185
Index of Authorsp. 195
Index of Subjectsp. 197
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ISBN: 9780567089106
ISBN-10: 056708910X
Series: Old Testament Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st January 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.3  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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