After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

ISBN : 9780198743002

Keith Bodner
192 Pages
155 x 222 mm
Pub date
Aug 2015
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In the wake of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the displacement of exile, there is a unique story that is told about the remnant left behind after the invasion. The narrative of Jeremiah 40-44 unfolds the challenges and crises of this community who remain in Judah as they negotiate their survival following the catastrophe of Jerusalem's fall. After the Invasion shares the often overlooked, but compelling story that emerges from the five later chapters of Jeremiah. Keith Bodner expertly reveals the assortment of personalities, geographic locations, shifts in point of view, temporal compression, and layers of irony. Primary focused on the narrative design of this text, Professor Bodner proves that these chapters form a creative and sophisticated narrative that make a rich, though perhaps underestimated, contribution to the book of Jeremiah as a whole.


List of Abbreviations
Introduction to After the Invasion
1. The Imperial Voice
2. A Gathering Storm
3. Treachery at Mizpah
4. Specters of Conflicts Past
5. The Prophet's Reactivation
6. Absconding to Egypt
7. Requiem for the Departed
Conclusion to After the Invasion

About the author: 

Keith Bodner, Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University, New Brunswick.

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