Oct 18, 2008

Jeremiah as Preacher

Concerning Jeremiah’s role in the Book of Jeremiah, Jack Lundblom notes, “As a royal messenger, Jeremiah’s job is to deliver the King’s word—to Judah primarily, but also to foreign nations of the world. The divine word is central to Jeremiah’s preaching; in fact, it is his preaching” (Jeremiah 1-20: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Anchor Bible, ed. William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman, vol. 21A [New York: Doubleday, 1999],144).

Would there be Jeremiah's today? Preachers of whom it could be said that the divine Word is central to their preaching; in fact, it is their preaching.

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