Rev. Warren Graff
Preliminary Assignments—Without Hebrew:
Read the book of Jeremiah in English. With the notes, if available, in the Concordia Self Study- Bible (CPH, 1986) or The Lutheran Study Bible (CPH, 2009).
Note key themes, topics and words.
Identify three texts or sections of Jeremiah that you would like to explore more fully during our time together.
Read and review the Introductions in the following texts: Jack R. Lundbom, Jeremiah 1-20 (New York: Anchor Bible, 1999), pp. 57-151; and J. A. Thompson, The Book of Jeremiah-NICOT (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980). Note the positions on dates, composition, the Hebrew text, the Greek text and related introductory questions. Be prepared to discuss what common perspectives are displayed and where differences are evident.
Preliminary Assignments: Complete 188.8.131.52. —with Hebrew:
The translation work will cover the following texts. As your schedule permits begin studying these texts for the distinctive elements of the Hebrew, key themes and the semantic fields that attend them.
11 :1-8, 18-20
For academic credit, a paper will be required. Begin to reflect on a topic that captivates your interest. Possibilities include:
“Torah and Covenant in Jeremiah”
“Newness in Jeremiah”
“The Temple in Jeremiah”
“Repentance in Jeremiah”
“Zion/Jerusalem in Jeremiah”
“The Land in Jeremiah”
“The Prophetic Office in Jeremiah”
“The Messiah in Jeremiah”
“The Messianic Kingdom in Jeremiah”
“The Greek Text of Jeremiah”