Jeremiah has a reputation for being one of the most difficult books in the Bible to read. Despite its dense and jumbled apperance, Louis Stulman shows that Jeremiah is an artistic and symbolic tapestry held together by prose seams. Stulman explains how the prophetic book re-enacts the dismantling of Israel's most cherished social and symbolic systems. In doing so it speaks poignantly of the horrors of war and military occupation, as well as the resultant despair and anger.
The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings.