This volume of the Word Biblical Commentary series is a fitting tribute to the reknowned Bible scholar Dr. Peter Cragie. At the time of his death Dr. Cragie had completed his analysis of the Book of Jeremiah through the third verse of Chapter 8. His colleagues picked up his pen and, having divided the task among themselves, completed the manuscript, following the same format Dr. Cragie had established in the early chapters. The result is a unique commentary, a volume launched by the distinct and well-informed perspective of Dr. Cragie's scholarship, but at the same time a volume enriched by the combined insights of other experts in this genre of biblical writing. Dr. Page Kelley penned the critical commentary from 8:4 through Chapter 16, and then passed the baton to Dr. Joel Drinkard, who carried the work through Chapter 25. Dr. Gerald Keown provided and updated and expanded bibliography. Dr. Gerald Morris added a list of ancient commentaries. Dr. Thomas Smothers contributed the essay, "The Historical Background of Jeremiah."
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 389 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 1991 Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
Peter C. Craigie was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary and was at work on the WBC volume on Jeremiah 1-25 at the time of his untimely death in September, 1985. He also has written The Book of Deuteronomy (Eerdmans and Hodder & Stoughton, 1976) and The Problem of War in the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1978), as well as numerous articles on Ugaritic studies. Professor Craigie received the M.A. in Semitic languages from the University of Edinburgh, the Dip. Theol. from the University of Durham, the M.Th. from the University of Aberdeen, and the Ph.D. from McMaster University.
Joel F. Drinkard Jr. is a retired professor of Old Testament, Hebrew and Biblical Archaeology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently senior scholar and professor of Old Testament at Campbellsville University. He has written widely on Old Testament and archaeological topics.