Exegis of Phrophet Jeremiah

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Module 4 Assignment Details;
Exegete The Profit Jeremiah in an essay of 1,250 words in which you do the following:
1) Establish the historical context of the text, and describe the extent to which Jeremiahs prophecy is oriented toward events contemporary with the historical context.
2) Determine and describe the poetic devices of the text.
3) Establish whether the prophecy is conditional or unconditional.
4) Explain how the selection of prophetic text relates to the terms of the Covenant.

Exegesis of the Prophet Jeremiah

Introduction
Historical Context and the Extent to which the Prophecy is Oriented As realtors will say, the key to success is location, location, location. The same applies in hermeneutics. However, when talking about texts and not real estate, the proper phrase is context, context, context. The location of the text, historically, canonically, and culturally, determines how to interpret a text. This is being reiterated because nowhere in biblical literature is context more important than in the prophetic literature. Despite the span of time that the biblical prophets cover collectively, the active role of the prophets can be appropriately described in clusters. These clusters revolve around two things: political instability and covenant defection. The first cluster involves Moses and Aaron and the beginning of Israel as a nation proper. The second cluster involves most of the so-called nonwriting prophets, Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha. However, these first two are pale in comparison to the final two clusters of prophets, numerically speaking. The first centers on the religious and political crisis of the Assyrian conflict of the 8th century B.C. The second centers on the Babylonian religious and political crisis of the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. In order to properly interpret the prophetic voice for today, it is



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