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Jeremiah: Prophet Like Moses (Cascade Companions)

, 2015
ISBN: 9781625647917
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This book on Jeremiah seeks to inform students and lay readers of one of the truly great Hebrew prophets and extraordinary individuals of the ancient world. It presents major themes preserved in the book bearing Jeremiah’s name, one of the most prominent being Jeremiah’s understanding of himself as “the prophet like Moses.” Jeremiah remained faithful to his calling during the final days of Israel, when they fell to Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians in 586 BC. He suffered along with everyone else, but was nevertheless numbered among the survivors. From his confinement in the court of the guard he gave a dispirited remnant hope for the future: Jeremiah most famously announced a new covenant that God would make with his people in future days.

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Key Features

  • Presents major themes preserved in the book of Jeremiah
  • Provides indepth information about one of the truly great Hebrew prophets
  • Examines how Jeremiah remained faithful to his calling


  • “A Prophet Like Moses”: Life of the Prophet Jeremiah
  • “I Will Be With You”: God’s Preeminent Promise
  • “I Saw the Earth . . . and the Heavens”: Reflections on Nature and the Created Order
  • “Hear the Words of this Covenant and Do Them”: Reflections on the Sinai Covenant
  • “Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace”: Prophet against Priests and Prophets
  • “Do Justice and Righteousness”: Prophet for and against Kings
  • “Is Not My Word Like Fire . . . Like a Hammer?”: Prophet of Yahweh’s Word
  • “Who Can Make My Head Waters . . . My Eyes a Well of Tears?”: Prophet Grieving and Weeping over a Nation
  • “Cursed Be the Day, Cursed Be the Man”: Personal Laments of the Prophet
  • “Before Me You Shall Stand”: Prophet as Covenant Mediator
  • “A Prophet to the Nations I Made You”: Prophet to the Nations
  • “I Will Cut . . . a New Covenant”: Prophet of Present and Future Hope

Praise for the Print Edition

Only an experienced specialist like Jack Lundbom can present the difficult book of Jeremiah in such a succinct and engaging manner, outlining the trajectory from God’s promise and his powerful Word to the international orientation and lasting hope therein, and all set against the background of Israelite history and the biblical traditions. The book is well presented to engage today’s readers, with references to relevant political and historical situations, reflections, questions, and connections with the New Testament.

—Georg Fischer SJ, professor, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Jack Lundbom has contributed again on Jeremiah, this time aiming at the general reader. He wisely chose twelve scriptural sayings relating to the prophet, and expounded the themes therein. Reading this book, people can attend a holographic understanding of the prophet and his book. It serves as a springboard to theologies in the Old Testament. The reflection at the end of each chapter also extends the message to the contemporary. An excellent work!

—Jonathan Tsoi, associate professor of Old Testament, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong

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Jack R. Lundbom is an internationally respected authority on Jeremiah. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and held visiting appointments at Andover Newton Theological School, Yale Divinity School, The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Uppsala University in Sweden. Lundbom has traveled and lectured widely in Europe, the Near East, Africa, and the United States. He has twice been a Fulbright Professor in Germany, at Universität Marburg in 1988–1989 and Universität Tübingen in 2002. His many publications include Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric and The Early Career of the Prophet Jeremiah. He is a life member at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

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