Jeremiah is the longest book in the Bible, and it is certainly one of the most complex. The book’s timetable jumps around (think Memento, only without a clear structure). Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau, an Israeli community leader, educator, and social activist, has undertaken a study of Jeremiah, “disassembled… and reconstructed it according to the chronology of Jeremiah’s life and the development of his prophecy” (xxii).
Lau divides Jeremiah into three main units.
- The Reign of Josiah (640-609 BCE)
- The Reign of Jehoiakim (609-598 BCE)
- The Reign of Zedekiah (597-586 BCE)
He includes two indexes at the end of his book;
- The Chapters of Jeremiah — Original Order
- The Chapters of Jeremiah — Chronological Order
Lau claims not to have “inserted any ideas not found in the text” (xxii). Yet, I beg to differ, even if he didn’t insert his own ideas on purpose. Lau takes Huldah’s…
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