Legenden der Jeremia-Exegese (II): Die Verschleppung Jeremias nach Ägypten

In: Vetus Testamentum
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  • 1 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Lehrstuhl für alttestamentliche Theologie, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D-80539 Mü
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The article examines the widely accepted theory that according to Jer 43:5-7 Jeremiah was forced to emigrate to Egypt by his fellow-countrymen. The scrutiny concludes that the assumption, besides being inherently improbable, not only lacks a textual basis but contradicts important features of the source. Therefore, it ought to be abandoned.

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