Book: The Hunt for Ancient Israel
Chapter: The Pragmatic Challenge to Moses: Jeremiah 30:1-4 in Light of Deuteronomy
While lexical cross-references play a pivotal role for exploring the book of Jeremiah’s relation to Deuteronomy, similar pragmatic strategies have remained marginal to the debate. Against this background, this essay shows how the book of Jeremiah employs a pragmatic strategy pivotal to Deuteronomy to challenge the role that the sefer hattorah written by Moses plays in the restoration after the exile. Jer 30:1–4 will be considered as a test case.