Jeremiah and Inner Biblical Exegesis

Dalit Rom-Shiloni*

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Bringing inner biblical exegesis as a methodology to the study of Jeremiah has opened venues to discuss Jeremiah in two quite separate spheres: The book and its literary evolution, as well as the prophetic activity in its early oral-written stages. This chapter is aimed at presenting the great benefits and the many pitfalls that these cross-lines (of methodology and Jeremiah) provide for the study of the prophetic book, and not least, for the basic methodological presumptions of inner biblical exegesis as part of the study of intertextuality in prophetic literature. Focusing on interpretive (i.e., adaptation/actualization) techniques within the plethora of intertextual relationships, this chapter takes the utilization of pentateuchal traditions (rarely, texts) in Jeremiah as a case study, and calls to question some of the basic scholarly assumptions concerning Jeremiah: the differences of style (poetry and prose) and the options to differentiate the prophet from his followers/tradents/editors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Jeremiah
EditorsLouis Stulman, Edward Silver
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780190693084
ISBN (Print)9780190693060
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameOxford Handbooks


  • Jeremiah
  • inner biblical exegesis
  • inner biblical interpretation
  • intertextuality
  • literary allusion
  • prophetic activity
  • quotation


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