In Jeremiah: T&T Clark Study Guides R.P. Carroll provides a valuable basic orientation/introduction to the modern/academic reading of this enigmatic and often troubling prophetic book. By carefully surveying and evaluating the historical critical options that have been proposed during the last century, Carroll then outlines the message of the book within a pre-exilic, canonical context.
In the face of differing critical opinions on Jeremiah, the position taken here is that the book has to be read finally as a coherent pre-exilic tract which re-interprets the prophet's message in the light of the situation after the exile.
About the T&T Clark Study Series: Concise yet comprehensive, and manageable, T&T Clark Study Guides are an invaluable resource for students, preachers and Bible study leaders. Each book in the series gives the reader a thorough introduction to a particular book of the Bible or the Apocrypha and includes:
An introduction to the contents of the particular biblical book
A balanced survey of the important critical issues
Attention to literary, historical, sociological, and theological perspectives
Suggestions about critical appropriation of the text by the contemporary reader
Reference to other standard works through annotated bibliographies.
All the books in the series, formerly published by Sheffield Academic Press, are by leading biblical scholars and the authors have drawn on their scholarly expertise as well as their experience as teachers of university and college students.