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Author: Elena Di Pede

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The way in which a story is told determines the aim and the significant elements of the particular telling which is thus produced, as any telling of a story comes down to putting into action a narrative strategy with a view to achieving a certain effect on the reader. When one has two versions of the same story, one can, by comparison, assess the strategy used in each one. That is the aim of the present note, which analyses the presentation that Jeremiah offers of his adversary Hananiah in Jer 28,1 (mt)/35,1 (lxx).

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Elena Di Pede

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From a literary point of view, particularly a narrative one, chapters xxxii-xxxix of Jeremiah, often cut up by the critics into various pericopes, present a beautiful unity of content. An element of this unity is the presence of a repeated scene, namely, the meeting between the king (Zedekia and Joaqim) and the prophet. These repeated scenes reveal that the relationship between king and prophet becomes more and more complicated and conflict-provoking as the story goes on. Moreover, presenting his story in this way, the narrator increases the suspense about the prophet's destiny and the future of his mission : the welcoming of Yhwh's word by the people.

In: Vetus Testamentum
Die Biblische Zeitschrift, eine der führenden internationalen Zeitschriften für biblische Studien, lädt Forscher dazu ein, herausragende Monographien und Tagungsbände in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache für ihre neu gegründete Reihe „Biblische Zeitschrift Supplements“ (BZ Sup) einzureichen. Diese dem Peer-Review-Verfahren unterliegende Buchreihe beabsichtigt, das Verständnis der biblischen Texte des alten und Neuen Testamentes zu vertiefen. Auch Manuskripte zu philologischen oder textkritischen Fragestellungen und zu Fragen der historischen und kulturellen Kontextualisierung einschließlich der Analyse der zwischentestamentlichen und deuterokanonischen Literatur sowie zu literarischen, hermeneutischen und theologischen Fragestelllungen sind ebenso willkommen wie Untersuchungen zur Wirkungsgeschichte biblischer Texte. BZ Sup steht den Beiträgen etablierter Forscher ebenso wie innovativen Arbeiten jüngerer Forscher im spannenden und sich dauerhaft fortentwickelnden Feld der biblischen Studien offen.

Biblische Zeitschrift, one of the leading international journals in Biblical Studies, calls researchers to submit excellent monographs and conference volumes in German, English and French for its newly founded series "Biblische Zeitschrift Supplements" (BZ Sup). This new peer-reviewed series aims to further the understanding of the Biblical texts of the Old and the New Testament. Subjects may include philological or text-critical issues, questions of historical and cultural contextualization including the analysis of intertestamental and deutero-canonical literature, or develop literary, hermeneutical or theological issues. Studies in the history of reception of Bible texts are also welcome. BZ Sup is open both to contributions from established researchers and to innovative hiqh-quality work of younger colleagues in the exciting, ever-developing field of Biblical Studies.