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Jeremiah For The Rest Of Us
February 15, 2016
Age: Over 65
Very readable--even for those of us with no formal theological training yet scholarly enough for students and Pastors. The lengthy introduction does an excellent job of sorting out the collection of Jeremiah's sayings/writings and putting them in perspective with the turbulent times in which he lived.
This commentary provides a scholarly but yet very readable commentary on Jeremiah. As is the pattern in
the NICOT series, the scholarly discussions concerning the Hebrew and Aramaic are confined to the footnotes at the bottom of each page along with other footnotes on the text, history, and archaeology. A significant part
of this commentary is the 136 pages dedicated to the introduction to Jeremiah providing much information
on these same topics.
There are other deeper commentaries on Jeremiah written by Bright and Holladay, but this commentary
by Thompson will not bog the reader down in details. For true biblical scholars, there are more
technical commentaries out there on Jeremiah, but for those of us who are serious students but do not have the
qualifying scholarly abilities, this is as good as it gets.
I first came across Thompson's commentary on Jeremiah in grad school over 20 years ago. At that time, I felt it was by far the best work available on the OT book. I still feel that way today. Thompson is an Evangelical scholar who writes well. This volume deals with almost everything one could want on the book of Jeremiah.