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Dalit Rom-Shiloni

Challenging the Notion of »Spiritual Metamorphosis«: Conceptions of Divine Presence and Anthropomorphic Language in Jeremiah

Section: Articles
Volume 10 (2021) / Issue 4, pp. 353-386 (34)
Published 23.02.2022
DOI 10.1628/hebai-2021-0024
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Summary
This paper illustrates the complexity and great challenges provoked by a theological study of the book of Jeremiah by discussing a cluster of topics concerning anthromorphism and divine presence, two major issues in Jeremiah. Two questions lead the discussion: Can Jeremiah be evaluated as the prophet who promoted a »spiritual metamorphosis« in the Judean (Israelite) religion of his (or the book's) times, as suggested by Moshe Weinfeld? How might a descriptive Hebrew Bible theology portray this prophet's (and his book's) contribution to Israelite religion of the sixth century B.C.E.?