1 Section for Biblical Studies, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Culture and Society - Biblical Studies, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Culture and Society - Biblical Studies, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University
The Pool of Water Metaphors in the Book of Jeremiah (MT)Vandmetaforer i Jeremias' Bog (MT)
The metaphor "God is Water" is distinctive for the Book of Jeremiah in different variants. The core metaphor is found in Jer 2:13, it is elaborated in other instances as: "God is a fountain", or "God is not a wasteland" (chapter 2), and it is gainsaid in 15:18 which reads: "You are to me like a decitful brook, like waters that fail." Moreover, it is part of an intertextual network of water metaphors in other Old Testament books like Job and Psalms. The use of water imagery in the Book of Jeremiah points to a textinternal discussion which emphasizes the necessity of recognizing different theological positions within this book.