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Master of Arts (MA)




For the sake of a better understanding of the subject for investigation it is necessary to begin with some general remarks regarding "The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah". In the Hebrew Bible this book bears the simple title "Jeremiah", indicating the subject of the work rather than the author. As for the author, or rather authors, there are three possibilities: The first possibility is that some, and perhaps most, of the book was written by Baruch at the dictation of Jeremiah. The second possibility is that parts of the book were written by Jeremiah himself. The third possibility is that several authors may have added various sections to the writings of Baruch and Jeremiah.