Autor(en)
Baker, Robin
Titel
Jeremiah and the Balag-Lament? Jeremiah 8:18–23 Reconsidered
Teil von
  • Journal of Biblical Literature, 2019, Vol.138(3), pp.587-604
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Beschreibungen
Commentaries on Jer 8:18-23 generally recognize that this celebrated passage represents a cohesive lament over the destruction facing Judah. Exegesis of the passage has been impaired, however, by the opacity of the lament's opening verse and particularly of its initial word, a notorious crux interpretum. In this article, I analyze the word in light of the Akkadian noun balaggu. I offer a new reading of the verse and explore the Mesopotamian cultural influences that appear to have been at work in the composition of the lament.
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Sprache(n)
Englisch
Identifikator(en)
ISSN: 00219231
ISSN: 19343876
DOI: 10.15699/jbl.1383.2019.656113
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Schlagwörter
Judah, Judaic Studies, Historiography, Exegesis & Hermeneutics, Akkadian, Opacity, Books, Cultural Factors, Bible, Text Analysis
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