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Jack Lundbom has written extensively on Jeremiah (A Prophet Like Moses, A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric, Jeremiah Closer Up). On top of those, he has written three massive commentaries in the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary series (1–20; 21–36; 37–52). All of this piqued my interest in Lundbom’s writings. I thought it would be good to start with one of the smaller books, hoping they would be more user-friendly for the wider audience. In his preface, Lundbom says that his book “seeks to place before the beginning student and general reader a representative discussion of material contained in the biblical book of Jeremiah. It is written for those who may never look into a Jeremiah commentary” (ix). He hopes that this “modest introduction” will pique the interests of others so that they will eventually and intentionally “break open” a commentary on…

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