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Bibil Identifier bibil:212720
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) True and False Prophecy: Jeremiah's Revision of Deuteronomy
Author Hibbard, J. Todd
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 35, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 339-358 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Deuteronomy 18.15-22 offers a criterion of predictive accuracy for judging prophets. It is argued here that Jeremiah takes up this criterion and renders it problematic. A critical examination of three passages from Jeremiah reveals the nature of the critique: Jer. 18, 26 and 28. One key aspect of this critique involves Jeremiah’s accent on YHWH potentially changing his mind (‭םהב‬). The conclusion is reached that Jeremiah de-emphasizes the role of prophet as prognosticator in favor of the view that a prophet’s role is to spur moral, social, and religious change. As a postscript, a brief examination of Jonah’s understanding of this matter demonstrates that not all prophets were in agreement on the value of Jeremiah’s change.
DOI 10.1177/0309089211398647
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : False Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Deuteronomy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Jonah
Pericopes Jeremiah 18
Jeremiah 26
Jeremiah 28
Deuteronomy 18,15-18,22
Jonah 3-4
Terms נָחַם נחם
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