Jeremiah Invented: Constructions and Deconstructions of Jeremiah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

Jeremiah Invented: Constructions and Deconstructions of Jeremiah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By: Else Kragelund Holt (editor), Carolyn J. Sharp (editor)Hardback

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In the first half of the 20th century there was immense scholarly interest in the biography of the prophet Jeremiah as the background for understanding the development of the book of Jeremiah. Around the turn of the century this interest disappeared, but it has now resurfaced in a transformed configuration as work seeking to analyze the creation of the literary persona, Jeremiah the prophet. This volume examines the construction of Jeremiah in the prophetic book and its afterlife, presenting a wide range of scholarly approaches spanning the understanding of Jeremiah from Old Testament times via the Renaissance to the 20th century, and from theology to the history of literature.

About Author

Else K. Holt is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has published several articles on the theology of Jeremiah and its reception in both English and Danish. She is the co-editor with Paul Kim and Andrew Mein of the upcoming Concerning the Nations (November 2014). Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale Divinity School, USA. Among her books are Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah (2003) and Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible (2009). She is co-editor with Christl M. Maier of Prophecy and Power: Jeremiah in Feminist and Postcolonial Perspective (2013).


Contents Contributors Abbreviations 1. Introduction Else K. Holt, Aarhus University, Denmark and Carolyn J. Sharp, Yale Divinity School, USA 2. Duhm and Skinner's Invention of Jeremiah, Joe Henderson, Biola University, USA 3. Seduced by Method: History and Jeremiah 20 Mary Chilton Callaway, Fordham University, USA 4. Sunk in the Mud: Literary Correlation and Collaboration between King and Prophet in the Book of Jeremiah Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, USA 5. Bare Naked: A Gender Analysis of the Naked Body in Jeremiah 13 Amy Kalmanofsky, The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, USA 6. Figuration in Jeremiah's Confessions: With Questions for Isaiah's Servant Kathleen M. O'Connor, Columbia Theological Seminary, USA 7. Deathscape and Lament in Jeremiah and Lamentations Mary E.Mills, Liverpool Hope University, USA 8. First-Person Figurations of Servant and Suffering in Isaiah and Jeremiah: A Response to Mary Mills and Kathleen O'Connor A. R. Pete Diamond (1950-2011) and Louis Stulman, University of Findlay, USA 9. Art and Atrocity, and the Book of Jeremiah Louis Stulman, University of Findlay, USA 10. Prophetic Sign Acts as Performances Johanna Erzberger, Institut Catholique de Paris, France 11. Jeremiah the Lamenter: A Synoptic Reading Else K. Holt, Aarhus University, Denmark 12. Indexes

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  • ISBN13: 9780567448514
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780567448514
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0567448517

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