Jeremiah 7 and 26 and the Quest for a Deuteronomistic Redactor of the Book of Jeremiah
Based on an earlier article by the author this article treats the understanding of the redaction of the Book of Jeremiah through recent research and presents a discussion with Carolyn Sharp's redaction critical analyses. On this background the article offers a literary analysis of the so-called Temple Sermon in Jer 26 in the light of the parallel in Jer 7. Apart from the obvious narrative connection, the relation between these two chapters is marked by two elements, first the understanding of relation between the destoyed temple in Shilo and the temple in Jerusalem, secondly by the so-called trial against the prophet Jeremiah. On this backdrop it is concluded that Jer 26 should be understood as a literary-theological text, which does not give historical information about a concrete trial against Jeremiah. However, it supports the assumption of a Deuteronomistic redaction of the Book of Jeremiah, which has been valid in OT research since the 1970'es. It is tentatively suggested that members of the Shaphan family belonged to the group of redactors.
Houses Full of All Good Things: Essays in Memory of Timo Veijola, 2008, p. 316-336
Jeremias' Bog; Jeremias 7; Jeremias 26; Deuteronomistisk redaktion; Redaktionskritik; Tempeltalen; Shafanfamilien; The Book of Jeremiah; Jeremiah 7; Jeremiah 26; Deuteronomistic Redaction; Redaction criticism; Temple Sermon; Shaphanides
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