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Jeremia – Fürbitter oder Kläger?: Eine religionsgeschichtliche Studie zur Fürbitte und Klage im Jeremiabuch
Köhler, Sarah

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017 pp. x + 295. $114.99

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Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 506


Description: The study is a religious historical examination of the beginnings of the Prophetic Books and examines Jeremiah’s role as lamenter and intercessor. The key texts in Jer 4–10 and 7; 11; 14–15 are analyzed with editorial critique alongside a comparative exploration of non-biblical, ancient Near Eastern literature lamentation and prophecy. This approach yields a new perspective on the stages in the literary development of the protagonist.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Israel, Literary Approaches

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Review by Hermann-Josef Stipp
Published 1/2/2020
Citation: Hermann-Josef Stipp, review of Sarah Köhler, Jeremia – Fürbitter oder Kläger?: Eine religionsgeschichtliche Studie zur Fürbitte und Klage im Jeremiabuch, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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