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Jeremiah 1: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 1–25 (Hermeneia Commentary | HERM)


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William L. Holladay’s English rendering translates identical words and phrases consistent, and compares the parallel passages which are a prominent feature of Jeremiah.

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  • Foreword to Hermeneia
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  • Reference Codes
  • Editor’s Note
  • A Chronology of Jeremiah’s Career
  • Commentary

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“The word ‘potter’ is simply the participle יוֹצֵר ‘shaper.’ Since the verb is used often of Yahweh’s creative ability (Gen 2:7*, 8*, and often in the Psalms, for example Ps 94:9*), the analogy easily suggested itself: indeed the same analogy was offered by Isaiah (Isa 29:16*).” (Page 515)

“The prophets, including Jrm, did not so much have in mind a cultless religion as they were insistent that personal and community responsiveness takes priority, and that any cultic act unaccompanied by loyalty and sensitivity was meaningless.” (Page 223)

“The implication here is that the clay deliberately thwarts the purpose of the potter: for the pressure of the clay against the hand of the potter due to centrifugal force, see the comment above under vv 1–11*.” (Pages 515–516)

“Thus Jrm here contrasts the person who is dependent on other human beings with the person who is dependent on Yahweh: the latter brings forth leaves when heat comes, brings forth fruit when drought comes.” (Page 490)

“The potter is not thwarted by any perversity of the clay; the potter is able to change his intention in order to accomplish his ultimate goal, the making of an acceptable vessel.” (Page 516)

  • Title: Jeremiah 1: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 1–25
  • Author: William L. Holladay
  • Series: Hermeneia
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1986
  • Logos Release Date: 2006
  • Pages: 682
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Jeremiah › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780800660178, 080066017, 080066017X
  • Resource ID: LLS:HRMNEIA24AJR
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T16:55:19Z

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William L. Holladay is Professor of Old Testament at the Andover Newton Theological School. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, and graduated (summa cum laude) with a B.D. degree from the Pacific School of Religion in 1951. His Th.D. was granted by the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1958.

Holladay has contributed articles to a variety of scholarly and professional journals, including the Journal of Bible and Religion, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus TestamentumHarvard Divinity Bulletin and the Middle East Newsletter.


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    Digital list price: $71.99
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