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dc.contributor.authorKalman, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T09:32:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T09:32:04Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationKalman, J. (2009). If Jeremiah wrote it, it must be ok: on the attribution of Lamentations to Jeremiah in early rabbinic texts. Acta Theologica, 29(2), 31-53.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6964
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Despite the absence of any formal attribution of the book of Lamentations to the prophet Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible, the rabbis of the Talmudic period chose to perpetuate and reinforce this idea. The question explored is how this benefited them. Using Jorge Gracia’s discussion of the “pseudo-historical author,” the influence of the rabbinic assumption of Jeremiah’s authorship of Lamentations on their exegesis of the book is explored. The rabbis were troubled by a number of theologically challenging verses and the claim of authorship opened the door to their use of the book of Jeremiah to explain away these difficulties.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectLamentationsen_ZA
dc.subjectJeremiahen_ZA
dc.subjectTalmuden_ZA
dc.subjectMidrashen_ZA
dc.titleIf Jeremiah wrote it, it must be ok: on the attribution of Lamentations to Jeremiah in early rabbinic texts¹en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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