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A Commentary on Jeremiah
Exile and Homecoming
POD; Published: 1/6/1998
ISBN: 978-0-8028-0280-4
Price: $ 45.50
516 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Jeremiah's poignant lament over Judah's social and religious disintegration reflects God's own pathos-laden yearning for his disobedient covenant people. In this widely praised expository commentary Walter Brueggemann, one of the premier Old Testament scholars of our time, explores the historical setting and message of Jeremiah as well as the text's relevance for the church today.

Offering a fresh look at the critical theological issues in the Jeremiah tradition, Brueggemann argues that Jeremiah's voice compels us to rediscern our own situation, issuing an urgent invitation to faith, obedience, justice, and compassion.

This combined edition of Brueggemann's original two-volume work, published until recently as part of the International Theological Commentary series, is an essential resource for students, pastors, and general readers alike. It is reprinted here with a new introduction by Brueggemann that surveys the current state of Jeremiah studies.

Hebrew Studies
"The pastor and the seminary student will find this book a very welcome addition to their library. Brueggemann's exposition of the text is adequate in its detail, and always lucid. Helpful footnotes direct the reader to further reading on historical background and scholarly viewpoints. . . This book is a very readable guide to Jeremiah and will appeal to a broad section of the market."
Religious Studies Review
"The author challenges us to explore the voice of Jeremiah that is so powerful and compelling, so passionate and uncompromising in its anguish and hope, that it requires our submission to the text for a fresh discernment. . . A standard work for seminary students and pastors in parish contexts."
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"The author of a good book is a good partner in conversation. Brueggemann has made a major contribution to the extraordinarily complex continuing conversation with the author of the Book of Jeremiah. He consistently argues that this must be a theological conversation, and his comments repeatedly increase the theological depth in which the book is understood. . . For this lively and provocative commentary Brueggemann is to be applauded."
Sharing the Practice
"This commentary will challenge all who use Jeremiah in preaching and teaching. Brueggeman challenges us to understand the prophetic writing in new ways that will have an impact on our use of the text in sermons and on our understanding of the contemporary situation of the church."