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To Pluck Up, To Tear Down: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 1-25 (review)

To Pluck Up, To Tear Down: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 1-25 (review) TO PLUCK UP, TO TEAR DOWN: A COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH 1-25. By Walter Brueggemann. International Theological Commentary. Pp. x + 222. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. Paper. In keeping with the goal of this commentary series, Brueggemann's study attempts to provide a theological reading of the text for the church, particularly ministers and Christian educators. As such, a historical-critical reading is not the focus. The chief concern is to assess the theological significance of the Jeremiah tradition within its ancient context in order to indicate its continuing theological relevance for the present. Given the limited size and special focus of the International Theological Commentary, the state of Jeremiah studies today, and-not least-the complexity of the Jeremiah tradition, Brueggemann is set an extremely daunting exegetical challenge to be envied by none. Yet he has produced a very fine offering. Whether one agrees at every point or not, Brueggemann provides a thoughtful, insightful, and never boring reading of Jeremiah. He provides a relatively brief introductory essay and then devotes attention to a theological exposition of Jeremiah analyzed according to major literary blocks and subsections. The discussion is economic, accessible. and generally clear. He alerts the reader to major http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

To Pluck Up, To Tear Down: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 1-25 (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Oct 5, 1990

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TO PLUCK UP, TO TEAR DOWN: A COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH 1-25. By Walter Brueggemann. International Theological Commentary. Pp. x + 222. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. Paper. In keeping with the goal of this commentary series, Brueggemann's study attempts to provide a theological reading of the text for the church, particularly ministers and Christian educators. As such, a historical-critical reading is not the focus. The chief concern is to assess the theological significance of the Jeremiah tradition within its ancient context in order to indicate its continuing theological relevance for the present. Given the limited size and special focus of the International Theological Commentary, the state of Jeremiah studies today, and-not least-the complexity of the Jeremiah tradition, Brueggemann is set an extremely daunting exegetical challenge to be envied by none. Yet he has produced a very fine offering. Whether one agrees at every point or not, Brueggemann provides a thoughtful, insightful, and never boring reading of Jeremiah. He provides a relatively brief introductory essay and then devotes attention to a theological exposition of Jeremiah analyzed according to major literary blocks and subsections. The discussion is economic, accessible. and generally clear. He alerts the reader to major

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Published: Oct 5, 1990

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