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A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming

, 1998
ISBN: 9780802802804
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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.

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Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive commentary on the book of Jeremiah
  • Examines Jeremiah from both historic and theological perspectives
  • Separates the analysis into defined segments and chapters


  • The Word through Jeremiah (1:1-19)
  • The Wild Vine (2:1-37)
  • Return to Me (3:1–4:4)
  • Terror on Every Side (4:5–6:30)
  • Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon (7:1–8:3)
  • No Balm in Gilead (8:4–10:25)
  • The Covenant Broken (11:1-17)
  • A Hard Message to Stubborn Jerusalem (11:18–20:18)
  • Judgment and Hope (21:1–25:38)
  • Truth Speaks to Power (26:1–29:32)
  • “The Book of Comfort” (30:1–33:26)
  • A Case Study in Fidelity (34:1–35:19)
  • The “Baruch Document” (36:1–45:5)
  • The Oracles against the Nations (46:1–51:64)
  • An Ending and a Chance (52:1-34)

Product Details

About Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of numerous biblical commentaries and scholarly works, including A Social Reading of the Old Testament, The Threat of Life, Theology of the Old Testament, and The Prophetic Imagination.

  • Title: A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1998
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Jeremiah › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780802802804, 080280280
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-11-25T20:08:51Z

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and MemoryInterpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.


Digital list price: $41.99
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