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Bibil Identifier bibil:254303
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Does Jeremiah dispel diaspora demons? How Septuagint Jeremiah and 4Q71 (4QJerb) rewrote their text structures around an Aramaic war taunt which mocks Zion’s idolatry
Author Adcock, James Seth
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 43, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 395-416 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract MT Jer. 10:1-18’s structure demonstrates a more original contextual treatment of 10:11’s Aramaic gibe (cf. 4Q70 [4QJera]) than that of LXX, or of 4Q71 (4QJerb). The Aramaic initially functioned as a foreign war taunt pronounced upon Zion’s idolatry within the intricate framework of 10:2-16’s victorious battle hymn. In contrast, LXX 10:1-18 and 4Q71 emphasize 10:11 in their structural placements of 10:9 within 10:5, along with necessary deletions (e.g. 10:6-8 and 10:10). Thereby, LXX 10:11 represents a demonic adjuration against idols (i.e. idolatry’s evil spirits). Modern scholarship has usually sought to explain 10:11 as a later scribal interpolation along with other pre-MT redactional expansions. However, we propose that LXX Jeremiah and 4Q71 represent rewritten scriptural compositions in contrast to the official proto-MT edition, especially in 10:1-18’s case. Thus, the original tone and sophisticated antithetical parallelism of Jer. 10:12-16’s ancient hymn is reflected in MT’s earlier text form.
DOI 10.1177/0309089217734747
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Demon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Baruch : Letter of Jeremiah / Epistle of Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q70-72 - Jeremiah
Pericopes Jeremiah 10,1-10,18
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