Child theme in Isaiah 6-12 (Jeremiah as prophet)
Dan.Wagner at datastream.net
Thu Feb 8 20:35:36 EST 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Rea [mailto:cctr114 at it.canterbury.ac.nz]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 15:28
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Child theme in Isaiah 6-12
> I think its pretty clear that Jeremiah made prophecies/predictions
> about the future of Judah based on his understanding of the covenant.
> It seems a consistent part of his preaching right through the whole
> of his life. It seems easier to beleive that Jeremiah really preached
> that Judah was doomed than to beleive the whole person and ministry
> of Jeremiah was created after the fall of Jerusalem.
I wasn't going to get into this one, but Bill's point should be valid even
from the most unbelieving (or liberal, or skeptical, or whatever the correct
term is) perspectives. Jeremiah's personal sincerity in opposition to false
prophets of his day, combined with the known history of the times (e.g.
Lachish Letters and even the similar Hebrew of the period) make a strong
case for the integrity of his prophecies. And i don't think many would want
to appeal to "unfulfilled prophecy" here!
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