Jeremiah Invented: Constructions and Deconstructions of Jeremiah
Holt, Else K. and Carolyn J. Sharp, editors
London: Bloomsbury, 2015 pp. xxi + 145. Price Not Available
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 595
Description: In the first half of the 20th century there was immense scholarly interest in the biography of the prophet Jeremiah as the background for understanding the development of the book of Jeremiah. Around the turn of the century this interest disappeared, but it has now resurfaced in a transformed configuration as work seeking to analyze the creation of the literary persona, Jeremiah the prophet.This volume examines the construction of Jeremiah in the prophetic book and its afterlife, presenting a wide range of scholarly approaches spanning the understanding of Jeremiah from Old Testament times via the Renaissance to the 20th century, and from theology to the history of literature.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Other Methods
Review by Marvin A. Sweeney
Citation: Marvin A. Sweeney, review of Else K. Holt and Carolyn J. Sharp, eds., Jeremiah Invented: Constructions and Deconstructions of Jeremiah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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