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Jeremiah and Lamentations: An Introduction and Commentary

Jeremiah and Lamentations: An Introduction and Commentary

R. K. Harrison

| IVP | 1973

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With the ancient Near East in a state of ferment and the nation of Judah experiencing a succession of political crises, God stationed a man on the scene to speak the divine word. Jeremiah was called by God to the unhappy task of telling an unheeding nation it was going to be judged and destroyed. Often he seemed to despair, yet he continued to utter God’s truth fearlessly, leaving as part of his spiritual legacy a demonstration of a man’s ability to make religious life an essentially personal relationship with God. The structural analysis of this commentary, along with the historical and cultural background it provides, opens up to modern readers one of the Old Testament’s most fascinating books.

Author Bio

R. K. Harrison (1920–1993) was an Old Testament scholar who earned his Bachelor of Divinity, MTh, and PhD from the University of London. Harrison served as a professor of Old Testament studies at Wycliffe for over 20 years. He also taught at Clifton College and Huron College.

Harrison served on the Executive Review Committe of the New King James Version of the Bible. He also translated several of the Minor Prophets in the New International Version. 

Harrison was the general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, associate editor for the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, and editor of Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary. He is the author of Introduction to the Old Testament and several commentary volumes, including one on Leviticus.