Prophets in Jeremiah in struggle over leadership, or rather over prophetic authority?

Dalit Rom-Shiloni*

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Abstract

This article traces two significant issues in the polemic among prophets in the Book of Jeremiah: the role of theology in their struggle with political events and the polemics in the effort to establish authority. It is argued, first, that there are significant theological distinctions between the prophets on the concept of war and on the roles played by God and by humans in victory and in defeat. Second, the struggle over their sources of authority motivated a genuine transformation within prophetic activity (oral and written) that seems to have occurred by the late seventh and early sixth century BCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-372
Number of pages22
JournalBiblica
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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