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Bibil Identifier bibil:219828
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ordeal, Infidelity, and Prophetic Irony in Jeremiah 2,1-9
Author Miglio, Adam
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 222-234 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jer 2,1-9 commences a רִיב-lawsuit, yet much of the imagery and many of the themes found therein have not been fully explained. For example, what is the rationale behind the metaphor of Israel as Yahweh's ‘holy thing’ (קֹדֶשׁ) or ‘his first fruit’ (רֵשִׁית תְּבוּאִתֹה) in tandem with the motif of marriage? How do these positive portrayals of Israel function within the רִיב-lawsuit, and in particular how do they relate to the unflattering allegations in verses 4–9? And what is the significance of the repetition of the verbal elements “to eat” (אכל) and “to enter” (בוא) in the first two oracles of this lawsuit? It is my contention that the answers to these questions are found in the subtle allusion that Jeremiah 2,3 makes to a type of ordeal in which a consumable that was imbued with magical properties was ingested and subsequent illness served as a sign of guilt and judgment.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.527076
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Rib (Courtroom Speech)
Pericopes Jeremiah 2,1-2,9
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