Jeremiah’s Scriptures

Production, Reception, Interaction, and Transformation

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Jeremiah’s Scriptures focuses on the composition of the biblical book of Jeremiah and its dynamic afterlife in ancient Jewish traditions. Jeremiah is an interpretive text that grew over centuries by means of extensive redactional activities on the part of its tradents. In addition to the books within the book of Jeremiah, other books associated with Jeremiah or Baruch were also generated. All the aforementioned texts constitute what we call “Jeremiah's Scriptures.” The papers and responses collected here approach Jeremiah’s scriptures from a variety of perspectives in biblical and ancient Jewish sub-fields. One of the authors' goals is to challenge the current fragmentation of the fields of theology, biblical studies, ancient Judaism. This volume focuses on Jeremiah and his legacy.
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Biographical Note

Hindy Najman, Ph.D. (1998), Harvard University, is the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. She has published monographs and numerous articles on biblical interpretation, history of scholarship and revelation, including Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4Ezra (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Konrad Schmid, Ph.D. (1995), University of Zurich, is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism at that university. He has published Buchgestalten des Jeremiabuches (WMANT 72; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1996) and he is working on a commentary on the book of Jeremiah.

Table of contents

Contents

Part 1: Hebrew Bible
1 Exegesis, Expansion, and Tradition-Making in the Book of Jeremiah
Robert R. Wilson

2 A New Understanding of the Book of Jeremiah. A Response to Robert R. Wilson
Georg Fischer

3 Ancient Editing and the Coherence of Traditions within the Book of Jeremiah and throughout the .נביאים A Response to Robert R. Wilson
Florian Lippke

4 Prophets, Princes, and Kings: Prophecy and Prophetic Books according to Jeremiah 36
Friedhelm Hartenstein

5 King Jehoiakim’s Attempt to Destroy the Written Word of God (Jeremiah 36). A Response to Friedhelm Hartenstein
Lida Panov

6 Scribal Loyalty and the Burning of the Scroll in Jeremiah 36. A Response to Friedhelm Hartenstein
Justin J. White

7 The Nature of Deutero-Jeremianic Texts
Christl M. Maier

8 The “Deuteronomistic” Character of the Book of Jeremiah. A Response to Christl M. Maier
Thomas Römer

9 A Gap between Style and Context? A Response to Christl M. Maier
Laura Carlson

10 Deutero-Jeremianic Language in the Temple Sermon. A Response to Christl M. Maier
William L. Kelly

11 Formulaic Language and the Formation of the Book of Jeremiah
Hermann-Josef Stipp

12 Mysteries of the Book of Jeremiah: Its Text and Formulaic Language. A Response to Hermann-Josef Stipp
Georg Fischer

13 What Does “Deuteronomistic” Designate? A Response to Hermann-Josef Stipp
Elisa Uusimäki

14 Less than 300 Years. A Response to Hermann-Josef Stipp
Fabian Kuhn

15 Why Jeremiah? The Invention of a Prophetic Figure
Reinhard G. Kratz

16 Was Jeremiah Invented? The Relation of an Author to a Literary Tradition. A Response to Reinhard G. Kratz
Bernard M. Levinson

17 The Question of Prophetic “Authenticity.” A Response to Reinhard G. Kratz
Olivia Stewart

18 Jeremiah: The Prophet and the Concept. A Response to Reinhard G. Kratz
Zafer Tayseer Mohammad

Part 2: Ancient Jewish Literature
19 Confessing in Exile: The Reception and Composition of Jeremiah in (Daniel and) Baruch
Judith H. Newman

20 Scribal Culture of the Hebrew Bible and the Burden of the Canon:Human Agency and Textual Production and Consumption in Ancient Judaism. A Response to Judith H. Newman
Mladen Popović

21 The Meanings of the Jerusalem Temple in Baruch. A Response to Judith H. Newman
Zhenshuai Jiang

22 Text Reception and Conceptions of Authority in Second Temple Contexts. A Response to Judith H. Newman
Phillip M. Lasater

23 The Use and Function of Jeremianic Tradition in 1 Enoch: The Epistle of Enoch in Focus
Loren T. Stuckenbruck

24 Jeremiah, Deuteronomy and Enoch. A Response to Loren T. Stuckenbruck
John J. Collins

25 Is Enoch also among the (Jeremianic) Prophets? A Response to Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Ryan C. Stoner

26 Jeremiah’s Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Growth of a Tradition
Eibert Tigchelaar

27 Modelling Jeremiah Traditions in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A Response to Eibert Tigchelaar
George J. Brooke

28 New Material or Traditions Expanded? A Response to Eibert Tigchelaar
Anja Klein

29 Unities and Boundaries across the Jeremianic Dead Sea Scrolls. A Response to Eibert Tigchelaar
James Nati

30 Jeremiah, Baruch, and Their Books: Three Phases in a Changing Relationship
Matthias Henze and Liv Ingeborg Lied

31 The Reception of a Reception: The Influence of 1 Baruch on the Structure of 5 Ezra. A Response to Matthias Henze and Liv Ingeborg Lied
Veronika Hirschberger

32 Textual and Material Contexts. A Response to Matthias Henze and Liv Ingeborg Lied
Nathalie LaCoste

33 Retelling the Story of Exile: The Reception of the Jeremiah Tradition in 4 Baruch in the Perspective of the Jewish Diaspora
Jens Herzer

34 The Eagle and the Basket of Figs in 4 Baruch. A Response to Jens Herzer
Robin D. Young

35 The Development of the Jeremiah Figure in 2 Baruch and 4 Baruch. A Response to Jens Herzer
Boyeon Briana Lee

36 Jeremiah as Mystagogue: Jeremiah in Philo of Alexandria
Gregory E. Sterling

37 Philo and Jeremiah: A Mysterious Passage in De Cherubim. A Response to Gregory E. Sterling
René Bloch

38 Jeremiah as Hierophant: Jeremiah in Philo of Alexandria. A Response to Gregory E. Sterling
Franz Tóth

39 “I am the Man”: The Afterlife of a Biblical Verse in Second Temple Times
James Kugel

Part 3: Early Christian and Rabbinic Literature
40 The Reception of Jeremiah and the Impact of Jeremianic Traditions in the New Testament: A Survey
Jörg Frey

41 Jeremiah in the Book of Revelation. A Response to Jörg Frey
Adela Yarbro Collins

42 The Jeremianic Covenant Theology and its Impact in the Gospel of Matthew. A Response to Jörg Frey
Veronika Niederhofer

43 The Commissioning of Paul: Light from the Prophet Jeremiah on the Self-Understanding of the Apostle?
Lutz Doering

44 The Apostle Paul in the Prophetic Matrix of Jeremiah. A Response to Lutz Doering
Kipp Davis

45 Like a Priest Exposing His Own Wayward Mother: Jeremiah in Rabbinic Literature
Ishay Rosen-Zvi

46 Jeremiah in Rabbinic Theology and Baruch in Rabbinic Historiography. A Response to Ishay Rosen-Zvi
Shlomo Zuckier

47 Probing the Rabbis’ Criticism and Silence with Regard to Jeremiah. A Response to Ishay Rosen-Zvi
Jordash Kiffiak

Author Index
Ancient Sources Index
Subject Index

Readership

All interested in the composition of Jeremiah, the place of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible and its relationship with Deuteronomistic history and theology, and Jeremianic interpretation in Christianity and Judaism.