Jeremiah and God's Plan of Well-being (Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament)

Jeremiah and God's Plan of Well-being (Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament)

Barbara Green


In Biblical Jeremiah, Barbara eco-friendly explores the prophet Jeremiah as a literary character of the biblical booklet via seven classes of his prophetic ministry, targeting the worries and conditions that formed his struggles. Having faced the large complexity of scholarly matters present in the booklet of Jeremiah, eco-friendly has selected to ascertain the literary presentation of the prophet instead of specialize in the ideal historic info or the speculative techniques of composition. What eco-friendly exposes is a prophet stricken by the dire conditions of his lifestyles, suffering continually, yet eventually failing at his such a lot pressing job of persuasion.
In the 1st bankruptcy eco-friendly examines Jeremiah's challenge as he's referred to as to minister and faces royal competition to his message. She then isolates the imperative drawback of project, the alternative dealing with Judah, and the sin many times selected. Delving into the tropes of Jeremiah's preaching and prophecy, she additionally analyses the fight and lament that categorical Jeremiah's lack of ability to prevail as an middleman among God and his humans. subsequent eco-friendly explores the characterizations of the kings with whom Jeremiah struggled and his patience in his ministry regardless of repeated imprisonment, and, eventually, eco-friendly specializes in Jeremiah's thwarted option to stay in Judah on the finish of the 1st temple interval and his descent into Egypt after the assassination of Gedaliah.
In Biblical Jeremiah, eco-friendly exhibits the prophet as weak, even failing now and then, whereas suggesting the importance of his task and unlikelihood of luck. She explores the complexities of the phenomenon of prophecy and the demanding situations of preaching unwelcome information during periods of uncertainty and trouble. finally eco-friendly offers a clean therapy of a posh biblical textual content and prophet. In proposing Jeremiah as a literary determine, eco-friendly considers how his personality keeps to live to tell the tale within the traditions of Judaism and Christianity at the present time.

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