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Bibil Identifier bibil:213177
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Les Lévites, Jérémie et les Chroniques
Author Gosse, Bernard
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 123, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language French
Pages 47-56 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Outside the book of Jeremiah the prophet Jeremiah is mentioned in II Chr 35,25; 36,12.21.22. He appears like a substitute for the Levites, who are mentioned for the last time in II Chr 35,18. In the book of Jeremiah the Levites are mentioned only in Jer 33,14–26, in a passage that has no equivalent in the LXX. But Jeremiah came from Anathoth, a town of the Levites, and he is presented like a new Moses, who was himself a Levite. Also the presentation of the personage of Jeremiah uses a lot of material from the Psalms, a speciality of the Levites. In this way the inversion »great and small« of II Chr 34,30, in relation to the substitution of »Levites« for »prophets« (see the only other case in Chronicles in II Chr 31,15, about the Levites), appears like an allusion to Jer 16,5–6, a passage which has no equivalent in the LXX, and that has a response in II Chr 35,25, the first mention of the prophet Jeremiah in the Book of Chronicles.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2011.004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Levites
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles : 2 Chronicles
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