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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Further Reading

Basic Commentaries

Achtemeier, Elizabeth. Jeremiah. Knox Preaching Guides. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1987. Background and summaries lead up to solid application.

Boadt, Lawrence, C.S.P. Jeremiah 1–25; Jeremiah 26–52; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Nahum. Old Testament Message. 2 vols. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier Inc., 1982. Well‐balanced treatment and does not neglect the religious value of Jeremiah.

Brueggemann, Walter. A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. A fine commentary, accessible, with theological reflection and preaching application.

Clements, Ronald. Jeremiah. Interpretation. Atlanta: John Knox, 1988. Emphasis on the theological and homiletic use of Jeremiah.

Couturier, Guy, C.S.C. Jeremiah. New Jerome Biblical Commentary, 265–304. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. Well‐balanced treatment.

Miller, Patrick D. The Book of Jeremiah. New Interpreter's Bible 1, 555–926. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001. Up to date. A fine blend of historical, literary, and theological approaches.

Nicholson, E. W. Jeremiah 1–25; Jeremiah 26–52. 2 vols. Cambridge Bible Commentary on the New English Bible. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1973, 1975. Clear, short explanations, especially of historical, geographical details.

O'Connor, Kathleen.Jeremiah. Oxford Bible Dictionary, 487–528. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Detailed, yet accessible.

Overholt, Thomas.Jeremiah. HarperCollins Bible Commentary, 538–76. San Francisco: Harper, 2000. Brief, scholarly, yet accessible.

Advanced commentaries

Carroll, Robert P.Jeremiah. Old Testament Library. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986. Skeptical that this book contains the words and deeds of Jeremiah; rather it was an ever‐growing “stream of tradition.”

Holladay, William L.Jeremiah 1; Jeremiah 2. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1989. Detailed and technical, interested in locating the prophecy in the life of the prophet.

Keown, Gerald L., Pamela J. Scalise, and Thomas J. Smothers.Jeremiah 26–52. Word Bible Commentary 27. Dallas: Word, 1995. Judicious and thorough.

Lundbom, Jack R.Jeremiah 1–20. Anchor Bible 21A. New York: Doubleday, 1999. Technical treatment, with a special interest in literary and rhetoric matters.

McKane, William L.A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Jeremiah. 2 vols. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1986. Technical, strong on textual and philological matters.

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