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Jeremiah and God's Plans of Well-being
Green, Barbara

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013 pp. xiii + 221. $49`

Series Information
Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament
Edited by James L. Crenshaw


Description: In Jeremiah and God's Plans of Well-being, Barbara Green explores the prophet Jeremiah as a literary persona of the biblical book through seven periods of his prophetic ministry, focusing on the concerns and circumstances that shaped his struggles. Having confronted the vast complexity of scholarly issues found in the book of Jeremiah, Green has chosen to examine the literary presentation of the prophet rather than focus on the precise historical details or the speculative processes of composition. What Green exposes is a prophet affected by the dire circumstances of his life, struggling consistently, but ultimately failing at his most urgent task of persuasion.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, History of Interpretation

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Review by Lissa M. Wray Beal
Published 4/2/2015
Citation: Lissa M. Wray Beal, review of Barbara Green, Jeremiah and Godís Plans of Well-Being, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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