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Title: True and False Prophecy in Jer 26-29 (MT)
Subtitle: Thematic and Lexical Landmarks
Author(s): OSUJI, Anthony
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 82 Issue: 4 Date: December 2006
Jer 26–29 is the first recognisable distinct block of the second scroll of the book of Jeremiah. Many works from diverse exegetical approaches have rightfully identified common elements in this group of chapters. This article gears towards the same goal but from another direction. Purely from a synchronic perspective, it attempts to see from the world of the text itself the emergence of a theme; that of prophetic authenticity, and to search in the text the literary landmarks given by the narrator that lead to this detection. The article considers the literary cohesiveness within the said chapters by analysing some of the key terms which serve more or less as literary and thematic landmarks, in the sense that their striking preponderance, their strategic placements and usages in their significant nuances, their narrative effects in the contexts they occur, and the effect on the reader, continue to remind the latter of the theme of the block, the issue of prophetic authenticity.