Jeremiah is a commentary on a prophetic book that presents many difficult literary, historical, and theological issues for the reader. After a lengthy introduction, Old Testament scholar Terence Fretheim works with sections as a whole, rather than proceeding verse by verse. The commentary focuses on literary and theological issues with the added intention of providing thoughtful reflections for those who would preach and teach these texts. Readers are lead through the difficulties to find the book of Jeremiah as one of grace and hope for today's world.
All volumes in the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series include these features to support interpretation: sidebars in four categories, a wealth of fine art visuals, and a CD-ROM containing all the text and images of the volume in a searchable format.