Provocation and Punishment : The Anger of God in the Book of Jeremiah and Deuteronomistic Theology
This book examines the problem of theodicy arising from the fall of Jerusalem (587 B.C.E.) in the book of Jeremiah. It explores the ways in which the authors of the book of Jeremiah tried to explain away their God's responsibility while clinging to the idea of divine mastery over human affairs. In order to trace the development of a particular book's understanding of God's role in meting out punishments, this book analyzes all the passages containing the word pivotal,× × ×¢× ×¡ ("to provoke to anger") in Deuteronomistic History and the book of Jeremiah.
- Electronic book text | 334 pages
- 01 Jan 2006
- De Gruyter
- Berlin, Germany
About Samantha Joo
Samantha Joo, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.