Jeremiah occupies a special place within the prophets. It is distinguished from the other Latter Prophets under various aspects, among others its textual problems, composition and dynamic of the book, degree of intertextual relationships, motifs (like the issue of false prophecy, or the concentration on Jerusalem’s fall in 587, involving trauma and the question of hope), presentation of characters, spiritual orientation, and theology. Nearly all of these aspects are subject of discussion in recent research. The research unit will tackle these issues and others as far as they are related to Jer (exegesis and theology), starting from the text in its original language(s). Participants in the online research seminar ‘Yirmeyahu’ (in French or English, depending on the sessions) will be delighted to welcome any scholar interested in the study of Jer to the meetings of this research unit.
Jeremiah, Text, Theology, Special Features