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Bibil Identifier bibil:248746
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Prophet of Gloom or Comfort
Title (English, ) The Conflicting Portrayals of Jeremiah's Prophecy in Pesiqta' de-Rabh Kahana
Author Atzmon, Arnon
Journal Revue des études juives (Volume: 176, Issue: 3-4)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 269-293 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The pisqa'ot of the Pesiqta' de-rabh Kahana' (PDRK) accompanying the two haphṭarot of rebuke that precede Tiš'a be-abh radically differ in their appraisal of Jeremiah and his prophecy. In the first pisqa', The words of Jeremiah, Jeremiah’s prophecy is portrayed as a harsh rebuke, contrasted with the gentler prophecies of Isaiah and Ezekiel, and compared with the similarly harsh prophecy of Moses. The second pisqa', Hear the word of the Lord, paints Jeremiah’s prophecy in a gentle light, comparing it with Jacob’s respectful rebuke of Laban, and this time contrasting it favorably with the harsh and disrespectful language used by Isaiah and Ezekiel. While there are several ways we might understand the sharp differences between these two juxtaposed pisqa'ot, I suggest that the editor of PDRK intentionally fashioned them in this manner so as to influence and shape the mood of the synagogue audience hearing them during these three weeks.
DOI 10.2143/REJ.176.3.3268993
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Pesiqta de-Rab Kahana
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Isaiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Synagogue
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