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Texts and Contexts of Jeremiah: The Exegesis of Jeremiah 1 and 10 in Light of Text and Reception History
Finsterbusch, Karin and Armin Lange, editors

Leuven: Peeters, 2016 pp. xii + 169. Ä48.00

Series Information
Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology, 82


Description: Based on the examples of Jeremiah 1 and 10, this volume contains contributions of the textual reception and of the exegesis of both chapters. Although textual history and reception history are to be distinguished from each other, they are interconnected, as the textual history of any biblical book is also part of its reception history. Jeremiah 1 and 10 are ideal "test cases" because their textual traditions (MT-Jer and LXX-Jer and its Hebrew Vorlage respectively) differ most significantly in terms of rhetoric, structure and content. The volume demonstrates how the Jeremiah's reception history helps to better understand the textual history of both chapters.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Marvin A. Sweeney
Published 4/20/2017
Citation: Marvin A. Sweeney, review of Karin Finsterbusch and Armin Lange, eds., Texts and Contexts of Jeremiah: The Exegesis of Jeremiah 1 and 10 in Light of Text and Reception History, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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