Jeremiah 48 as Christian Scripture
By: Julie Woods (author)Paperback
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An insightful contribution to Old Testament studies, showing how the seemingly bloodthirsty oracle of Jeremiah 48 nevertheless contains a positive Christian reading. In this sophisticated study Julie Woods identifies some salient features of Jeremiah's Moab oracle by means of a careful analysis and comparison of both the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text of Jeremiah 48. She also explores the implications of links between the Moab oracles in Jeremiah 48 and Isaiah 15-16. The focus then moves to theological hermeneutics via an examination of some recent Christian interpretations of the oracle (from Walter Brueggemann, Ronald Clements, Terence Fretheim, Douglas Jones, and Patrick Miller). Building on the observations of these scholars and the conclusions reached from her own textual analyses, Woods provides an innovative Christian reading of the oracle (including two imaginative film scripts to bring the text to life). Perhaps one of the more surprising proposals is that Easter is the ultimate horizon of Jeremiah 48.
Julie Woods earned her PhD at Durham University in 2009, working with Walter Moberly. Since then she has been lecturing in Ols Testament studies at seminaries in Southeast Asia.
List of Tables; Foreword by Walter Moberly; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; An Overview of the Field of Jeremiah's Oracles Against the Nations; A Comparison of Jeremiah's Oracle Concerning Moab in MT (ch. 48) and LXX (ch. 31); Jeremiah 48 in the Light of Isaiah 15-16; An Analysis of Fretheim's, Miller's, and Brueggemann's Readings of Jeremiah 48; An Analysis of Jones' and Clements's Readings of Jeremiah 48; The Curious Curse in Jeremiah 48:10; A Christian Reading of Jeremiah 48; Literary Storyboard of the Film of Jeremiah 48 (6th century context); Literary Storyboard of the Film of Jeremiah 48 (with a Christian Frame of Reference); Conclusion; Bibliography; Scripture Index; General Index.
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