Jeremiah: Hero of Faith or Defeatist? Concerning the Place and Function of Jeremiah 20.14-18

@inproceedings{Dubbink1999JeremiahHO,
  title={Jeremiah: Hero of Faith or Defeatist? Concerning the Place and Function of Jeremiah 20.14-18},
  author={Jan Henk Dubbink},
  year={1999}
}
This article attempts to understand the place and function of Jer. 20.14-18 in the present context, regardless of authorship and provenance. It is shown that it is not necessary to change the position of the verses within the book of Jeremiah, and that they agree with the theology of the book. The tension in which his prophetic commission brings Jeremiah is not a temporary one, but one of principle, in view of his call; the prophetic office for which he was destined before his birth (1.5… CONTINUE READING