Fortieth Study: Judah and Israel in Exile
The Old Testament Student
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... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. THE OLD TESTAMENT STUDENT. THE OLD TESTAMENT STUDENT. 11. Read ch. 52, an historical appendix, describing (1) the capture of the city (1-11) and the severities following upon the capture (12-27), (2) enumeration of captives (28-30), and (3) a last word concerning Jehoiachin (31-34). III. GENERAL TOPICS. From the material thus gathered, aided by such books as may be within reach, consider the following topics: 1. Jeremiah's Life (1) under Josiah; (2) under Jehoahaz (Shallum); (3) under Jehoiakim; (4) under Jehoiachin; (5) under Zedekiah; (6) after the capture of Jerusalem. 2. Jeremiah's Persecutions. (1) Forms of persecutions; (2) occasion; (3) spirit in which it was suffered; (4) Ps. 22, as depicting his sorrowful condition. 3. Jeremiah's Character. (1) His work as contrasted with that of Samuel or Isaiah, (2) the peculiar situation in which he was placed, (3) the elements of character needed for and developed by such a position, (4) the elements of character actually seen in his work; (5) comparison of Jeremiah with the Trojan Cassandra, the Athenian Phocion, Jesus Christ. 4. Jeremiah's Style.* (1) Lacking in ornament; (2) characterized by frequent repetitions; (3) full of expressions similar to those of earlier prophets and particularly to the language of Deuteronomy; (4) numerous figures, often left half-finished. 5. The Arrangement of Materials. (1) Indications of an absence of chronological order; (2) the light thrown by ch. 36 on the origin and order of the prophecies; (3) the existence for a while of several groups distinct from each other; (4) the lack of order due in part to the troublous times in which the prophecies were delivered; (5) the connection of Baruch (ch. 45:5); (6) the great amount of variation between the text of the Hebrew and that of the Septuagint (the latter omitting one-eighth part); (7) the position of chs. 46-51 in the Sept., viz., between 25:13 and 25:14; (8) the relative authority, under these circumstances, of the Hebrew and Septuagint. FORTIETH STUDY.-JUDAH AND ISRAEL IN EXTT,E.