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'n Eksegese van Jeremia 7:1–15

A. A. da Silva
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 41, No 2 | a2124 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v41i2.2124 | © 1985 A. A. da Silva | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1985 | Published: 07 January 1985

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Abstract

Jeremia 7:1–1 5 is a judgment prophecy in the style of a court verdict. Each of the five subdivisions is functional: The introduction underlines the divine authority of the judgment; the part between the introduction and the charge states the 'Law' by which the nation's transgressions would be tried; the charge stipulates the nature and gravity of the transgressions; the part between the charge and the sentence quotes a previous 'case' and the sentence stipulates that the punishment will be the same as the punishment executed against Shilo: the temple will be destroyed, and the inhabitants of Judah will be rejected.

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