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The Book of Jeremiah
Schroeder, Joy A., editor

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017 pp. x + 323. $55.00

Series Information
The Bible in Medieval Tradition


Description: In this volume, part of the Bible in Medieval Tradition series, Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts from seven noteworthy biblical interpreters who commented on Jeremiah between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Following a survey of early and medieval Christian authors and their interpretive approaches, Schroeder offers original translations from medieval commentators writing on twenty-four chapters of Jeremiah, including all chapters present in major western lectionaries. In addition to her clear, readable renderings of texts from authors including Thomas Aquinas, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian, Schroeder provides an introduction to each author represented, locating him within his historical and theological context. The well-chosen selections in this masterful volume illustrate the rich diversity of medieval approaches to biblical interpretation and offer an intriguing glimpse into the worldview of medieval commentators.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Shelley Birdsong
Published 5/3/2018
Citation: Shelley Birdsong, review of Joy A. Schroeder, trans. and ed., The Book of Jeremiah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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