Continuing a series on The Confessions of Jeremiah, we’ll explore the second of these rich and complex texts Jer 15:10-21. Although I only have 5 minutes I hope I’ll give you material to spark several times that of study of the biblical text 😉 for it is out of such personal wrestling (sometimes like Jeremiah’s struggles with Yahweh) that we grow and learn from our Bible reading 🙂
Tags: characterisation, confession, confessions of Jeremiah, jeremiah, relationships
Thanks again Tim. This intercalation of the one and the many (oo I had better look up that word!) – anyway this merging / ambiguity of the one and the many is a feature in the Psalms (e.g. compare 42-43 singular with 44 plural) and clear also in the middle chapter of Lamentations. It is so important to point it out to our individualistic social structures – yet equally important to show to a collective structure that it has a voice in each of its members – and who will be its governor / judge?
PS – have you ever considered Isaiah 64:4(5) – I am curious as to why the REB folks translated it as they did (brief post here.