This book seeks to place before beginning students and general readers a representative discussion of material contained in the biblical book of Jeremiah. It is written for those who may never look into a Jeremiah commentary or read a scholarly work on one who arguably stands as the greatest of ancient Israel's prophets. My hope is that these twenty essays can be read with profit by beginning students, adults in Bible study classes, and people anywhere who simply want an introduction to Jeremiah and the book bearing his name. Hopefully this will generate interest, not only in Jeremiah, but in all the Hebrew prophets, who are without parallel in the ancient world, and who define the office of prophet up to the present day.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Jack Lundbom has long since established himself as a foremost interpreter of Jeremiah, capable of a rich flow of technical erudition. . . . He is a reliable interpreter who invites the reader into the key issues and claims of the text. This book is a chapter-by-chapter exposition with a conclusion that reflects on the scribal formation of the book of Jeremiah. Lundbom shows the reader the compelling ways in which this ancient tradition merits our continuing attention." --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"A condensation of a lifetime of research and study . . . by one of the world's leading Jeremiah authorities. First-rate scholarship clearly and concisely presented, and readily accessible to the ordinary but earnest Bible student." --Craig E. Anderson, Retired Pastor/Associate Superintendent, Evangelical Covenant Church
"Jack Lundbom's mastery of Jeremiah scholarship is presented in this book. He has skillfully distilled the book of Jeremiah into twenty thematic essays . . . in a manner accessible to beginning students and general readers. This book is for everyone who wants to learn about Jeremiah as one of the truly great prophets in ancient Israel." --Shirley Ma, student at Luther Seminary
Jack R. Lundbom
Jack R. Lundbom is currently Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. He is author of Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric (1975; 1997), a three-volume Jeremiah in the Anchor Bible Commentary series (1999; 2004), and a Deuteronomy commentary (2012).