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"Oh God of Battles! Steal My Soldiers' Hearts!"
A Study of the Hebrew and Greek Text Forms of Jeremiah 10:1-18

Authors:  Adcock J.S.

Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-90-429-3368-2
Pages: XIV-283 p.
Price: 65 EURO

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This volume represents a comparative analysis of the Greek and Hebrew text forms of Jer 10:1-18. The Hebrew textís ancient battle hymn has been transformed by the Greek text form (and Qumranís 4Q71) into an apotropaic incantation against evil spirits. The two text forms of chapter 10 hinge upon the interpretation of verse 11. Does one find exorcistic magic in the obscure Aramaic words? Or, can one make sense of Jeremiahís enigmatic condemnation of idolatry in the Hebrew text formís more elaborate arrangement? We shall see that Masoretic textís organization proves to evidence a more ancient poetic tone and structure in comparison to the Septuagintís modified content.

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