The Book of Jeremiah


Jeremiah occupies a special place within the prophets. It is distinguished from the other Latter Prophets under various aspects, among others its textual problems, composition and dynamic of the book, degree of intertextual relationships, motifs (like the issue of false prophecy, or the concentration on Jerusalem’s fall in 587, involving trauma and the question of hope), presentation of characters, spiritual orientation, and theology. Nearly all of these aspects are subject of discussion in recent research. The research unit will tackle these issues and others as far as they are related to Jer (exegesis and theology), starting from the text in its original language(s). Participants in the online research seminar ‘Yirmeyahu’ (in French or English, depending on the sessions) will be delighted to welcome any scholar interested in the study of Jer to the meetings of this research unit.


Jeremiah, Text, Theology, Special Features


Cyprien Comte

Toulouse Catholic University

Carly L. Crouch
Radboud University Nijmegen

Georg Fischer
Innsbruck University

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Syracuse 2023 Call for Papers

Scholars are welcome to propose papers in English bearing on the exegesis and theology of the book of Jeremiah, especially concerning:

  • textual problems

  • composition and dynamic of the book

  • degree of intertextual relationships

We ask presenters to give in advance (one month before the congress) a one-page, well-structured document synthetizing their main points, which will allow for a lengthy discussion.