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Book of Jeremiah
This book of the Bible consists of 23 separate and independent sections, arranged in 5 books.
Jeremiah’s prophecies are noted for the frequent repetitions found in them of the same words and phrases and imagery. They cover a period of about 30 years. They are not recorded in the order of time. When and under what circumstances this book assumed its present form, we know not.
The Septuagint Version of this book is, in its arrangement and in other particulars, singularly at variance with the original. The Septuagint omits 10:6-8; 27:19-22; 29:16-20; 33:14-26; 39:4-13; 52:2-3, 15, 28-30, etc. About 2,700 words in all of the original are omitted. These omissions, etc., are capricious and arbitrary, and render the version unreliable.
Article Version: September 9, 2017