This unit will commence with an overview of the book of Jeremiah and then focus on a selection of what are regarded as key passages. It will examine the various hypotheses about the relationship between the historical Jeremiah and the book that bears his name, as well as the differences between the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT) and the Greek Septuagint (LXX). It will also reflect on themes in the book such as true and false prophecy, the relationship between prophetic word and sign, and the dual role of the prophet as God’s messenger to the people and intercessor for the people.
Critically assess the central debates about the relationship between the historical Jeremiah and the book that bears his name.
Identify and discuss key themes within the book of Jeremiah
Demonstrate integration of key skills in the interpretation of biblical texts
Make critical use of secondary literature, electronic databases and other scholarly literature in academic research
Reflect critically on the relationship of the theology the book of Jeremiah to other prophetic literature in the Old Testament
Pre-requisite: At least one unit of Old Testament at level two
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 11 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-11 16:28:49 +1000