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Bibil Identifier bibil:137505
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) New Covenant, New Identity
Title (English, ) A Social-Scientific Rreading of Jeremiah 31:31-34
Author Baker, J. Coleman
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 4, Issue: 1)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 1-11 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Interpretations of Jeremiah’s New Covenant passage have tended toward its use in Christianity. In light of the work that asserts ancient Israel was a tribal coalition, Social Identity Theory can be a useful heuristic tool in understanding how this oracle may have been heard by those who first encountered it. This social-scientific model, first developed by Henry Tajfel and modified by John Turner, is summarised and demonstrated to be a beneficial method for understanding group identity in the Ancient Near East. Against this backdrop, Jeremiah's New Covenant passage is examined and thereby understood as the prophet’s attempt to create a new common in-group identity for the post-exilic Israelite community.
DOI 10.2104/bc080005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Sociology
Pericopes Jeremiah 31,31-31,34
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