Exegesis of Jeremiah 20:7-18 Analytical Essay by ABCs

Exegesis of Jeremiah 20:7-18
An examination of the content, context and the application of the message from Jeremiah 20:7-18.
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This paper discusses the four primary elements that can be discerned in Jeremiah 20:7-18: the address, the expression of confidence, the narrative and the plea. It discusses the context of the passage in history and the Bible and then describes the message that is being conveyed. The paper then looks at the application of the message in modern times.

Table of Contents:
Main Idea and Outline
Verses 7-13: Jeremiah's Laments
Verses 14-18: Jeremiah's Curses
Historical-Cultural Context of the Book of Jeremiah
Literary Context of the Passage
Discussion and Synthesis

From the Paper:

"Finally, although Jeremiah experienced his fair share of turmoil and setbacks, this was not the ultimate message intended to be communicated to modern readers. Then, like now, humankind has a desperate need for spirituality in their lives, and because doubt and free will go hand in hand, Jeremiah wanted God to show himself sooner than later to redeem mankind from this miserable state of affairs. For instance, according to Gore, Goudge and Guillaume, "The reign of Jehoiakim was for Jeremiah a time of incessant conflict and trial: plots against his life, the stocks, narrow escapes from death, enforced hiding; but in spite of these Jeremiah's courageous faith remains unshaken. At times we seem to find a cry for revenge; but it is not personal revenge, and it is mingled with much tenderness. What Jeremiah thirsts for is that God should vindicate Himself and let men see His cause triumph.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bilwakesh, Nikhil. 2003, "'Alias Jeremiah': Oscar Micheaux's Pathetic Preachers." West Virginia University Philological Papers, 50: 31-33.
  • Blank, Sheldon H. 1961, Jeremiah: Man and Prophet (Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press).
  • Buchanan, John M. 2001, October 24, "Sustenance from Jeremiah." The Christian Century 118(29): 3.
  • Cornill, Carl and G. H. Box. 1997, Introduction to the Canonical Books of the Old Testament (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons).
  • Fishbane, Michael. 1988, Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

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