From the Back Cover
Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
Jeremiah is a long and complex book, written in the closing years of Judah before the exile. Longman provides clear and accessible commentary drawing out covenant as a central theme: the people's violation, the consequences, and the promise of a new covenant to come. He also provides solid help for understanding and applying the ancient genre of lament found in Lamentations.
Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He is the author of "Fictional Akkadian Autobiography," "Introduction to the Old Testament," "How to Read the Psalms," "Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind," "Old Testament Commentary Survey," "Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation," and "God Is a Warrior." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.